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International Human Rights and Islamic Law

Mashood A. Baderin


This book explores whether or not international human rights and Islamic law are compatible. It asks whether Muslim States can comply with international human rights law whilst adhering to Islamic law. The traditional arguments on this subject are examined and responded to from both international human rights and Islamic legal perspectives. The volume engages international human rights law in theoretical dialogue with Islamic law, facilitating an evaluation of the human rights policy of modern Muslim States. It formulates a synthesis between these two extremes, and argues that although there a ... More

Keywords: Muslim States, human rights, Islamic law, International Covenant, margin of appreciation, maqâsid al-sharî'ah, Sharî'ah, maslahah

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199285402
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mashood A. Baderin, author
Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London