Accountability and Legitimacy
The Conclusions clarify that the analytical category of religious actors does not form an autonomous legal category in international law. They also articulate the need for a process of two-sided legitimation: religious actors have come to need the legitimacy of international law to strengthen the legitimacy of their authority to interpret religion, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts. In an effort to place Ms. Lubna Hussein’s archetypal case in a wider context, an interactional approach to legitimating international law is explored. Such an approach draws on the interpretative role of a variety of actors, including religious ones, and on the recognition that international law itself is dynamic (as is religion) while its ‘force’ relies on legality and shared understandings of such legality.
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