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Religious Actors and International Law

Ioana Cismas


When Lubna Hussein was charged alongside twelve other women of committing the ‘indecent act’ of wearing trousers in public—punishable with flogging—the Sudanese authorities relied on Islam for justification. Ms. Hussein did not accuse Islam of being incompatible with human rights law, but the Sudanese authorities for interpreting Islam to require flogging as a penalty for what they considered ‘indecent acts’. Inspired by such insights, this book chooses not to concentrate on religion(s) as a category within which oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns may exist, but to focus on relig ... More

Keywords: religious actors, religion, international law, human rights, international obligations, churches, the Holy See, Vatican, OIC, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712824
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ioana Cismas, author
Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law