Human Rights and Islam

Human Rights and Islam

Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights.

Author: Abdullah Saeed

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784716585

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition. He looks at those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. A number of rights are given specific focus, including the rights of women and children, freedom of expression and religion, as well as jihad and the laws of war. Human Rights and Islam emphasises the need for Muslims to rethink problematic areas of Islamic thought that are difficult to reconcile with contemporary conceptions of human rights.
Categories: Law

The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter American Court of Human Rights

The Social Rights Jurisprudence in the Inter American Court of Human Rights

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... Charbord Human Rights and Islam An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law Abdullah ...

Author: Isaac de Paz González

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788113045

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Page: 256

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Working with progressive conceptual categories relating to indigenous property, cultural identity, the right to an adequate standard of living and healthcare, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights continues to build a justiciability to determine the social rights of marginalised individuals and groups in the Americas. In a context of interpretative tensions of the social rights as political goals and direct effects provisions, Isaac de Paz González unveils the abilities, and the practices of the Inter-American Court’s contribution to the human rights practice in the Global South.
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Islam and Human Rights Contentious rights and case studies

Islam and Human Rights  Contentious rights and case studies

In this topical collection, Professor Abdullah Saeed brings together seminal articles encompassing key issues in the debates surrounding Islam and human rights.

Author: Abdullah Saeed

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ISBN: 1849801320

Category: Human rights

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In this topical collection, Abdullah Saeed brings together seminal articles encompassing key issues in the debates surrounding Islam and human rights.
Categories: Human rights

Gender and Human Rights

Gender and Human Rights

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... Charbord Human Rights and Islam An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law Abdullah ...

Author: Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800372856

Category: Law

Page: 160

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This unique book analyses the impact of international human rights on the concept of gender, demonstrating that gender emerged in the medical study of sexuality and has a complex and broad meaning beyond the sex and gender binaries often assumed by human rights law. The book illustrates which dynamics within the field of human rights hinder the expansion of the concept of gender beyond binaries and which strategies and mechanisms allow and facilitate such an expansion.
Categories: Law

Contesting Human Rights

Contesting Human Rights

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... Charbord Human Rights and Islam An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law Abdullah ...

Author: Alison Brysk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788972864

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Page: 256

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Illustrated with case studies from across the globe, Contesting Human Rights provides an innovative approach to human rights, and examines the barriers and changing pathways to the full realisation of these rights. Presenting a thorough proposal for the reframing of human rights, the volume suggests that new opportunities at, and below, the state level, and creative pathways of global governance can help reconstruct human rights in the face of modern challenges.
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A Bibliography of Islamic Criminal Law

A Bibliography of Islamic Criminal Law

An introduction to key debates between Islamic law and international human rights law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. 275 pp. 981. SAEED, Abdullah. Islam and human rights: contentious rights and case studies.

Author: Olaf Köndgen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004472785

Category: Law

Page: 468

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Drawing on a multitude of sources online and offline, in A Bibliography of Islamic Criminal Law Olaf Köndgen offers the most extensive bibliography on Islamic criminal law ever compiled.
Categories: Law

Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance

Promoting Religious Freedom in an Age of Intolerance

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... the series include: Human Rights and Islam An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights ...

Author: Rieffer-Flanagan, Barbara A.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781803925875

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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In an age of intolerance where religious persecution is widespread, Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan explores how societies can promote freedom of religion or belief as a fundamental right of citizens.
Categories: Political Science

NGOs and Human Rights

NGOs and Human Rights

Human Rights and Islam an Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. Saghaye-Biria, Hakimeh. 2018. “Decolonizing the 'Universal' Human Rights Regime: Questioning ...

Author: Charity Butcher

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820359489

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This study examines and compares the important work on global human rights advocacy done by religious NGOs and by secular NGOs. By studying the similarities in how such organizations understand their work, we can better consider not only how religious and secular NGOs might complement each other but also how they might collaborate and cooperate in the advancement of human rights. However, little research has attempted to compare these types of NGOs and their approaches. NGOs and Human Rights explores this comparison and identifies the key areas of overlap and divergence. In so doing, it lays the groundwork for better understanding how to capitalize on the strengths of religious groups, especially in addressing the world’s many human rights challenges. This book uses a new dataset of more than three hundred organizations affiliated with the United Nations Human Rights Council to compare the extent to which religious and secular NGOs differ in their framing, discussion, and operationalization of human rights work. Using both quantitative analysis of the extensive data collected by the authors and forty-seven in depth interviews conducted with members of human rights organizations in the sample, Charity Butcher and Maia Carter Hallward analyze these organizations’ approaches to questions of culture, development, women’s rights, children’s rights, and issues of peace and conflict.
Categories: Political Science

Behind the Veil

Behind the Veil

ELGAR STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS Editorial Board: Thomas Buergenthal, The George Washington University, USA, ... Charbord Human Rights and Islam An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law Adbullah ...

Author: Neville Cox

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788970853

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Since the early 2010s, an increasing number of European countries have passed laws that prohibit the wearing of various kinds of Islamic veil in particular circumstances. This insightful book considers the arguments used to justify such laws and analyses the legitimacy of these arguments both generally and in regards to whether such laws can be seen as justified interferences with the rights of women who wish to wear such garments.
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The Most Human Right

The Most Human Right

Human Rights and Islam : An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law . Cheltenham , UK : Elgar , 2018 . Sang - Jin , Han . “ Confucianism and Human Rights . " In Confucianism in Context ...

Author: Eric Heinze

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262368322

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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A bold, groundbreaking argument by a world-renowned expert that unless we treat free speech as the fundamental human right, there can be no others. What are human rights? Are they laid out definitively in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the US Bill of Rights? Are they items on a checklist—dignity, justice, progress, standard of living, health care, housing? In The Most Human Right, Eric Heinze explains why global human rights systems have failed. International organizations constantly report on how governments manage human goods, such as fair trials, humane conditions of detention, healthcare, or housing. But to appease autocratic regimes, experts have ignored the primacy of free speech. Heinze argues that goods become rights only when citizens can claim them publicly and fearlessly: free speech is the fundamental right, without which the very concept of a “right” makes no sense. Heinze argues that throughout history countless systems of justice have promised human goods. What, then, makes human rights different? What must human rights have that other systems have lacked? Heinze revisits the origins of the concept, exploring what it means for a nation to protect human rights, and what a citizen needs in order to pursue them. He explains how free speech distinguishes human rights from other ideas about justice, past and present.
Categories: Political Science