"The relationship between modern international law and Islamic law has raised many theoretical and practical questions that cannot be ignored in the contemporary study and understanding of both international law and Islamic law. The significance and relevance of this relationship in both academic and practical terms, especially after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, is now well understood. Recent international events in particular corroborate the need for a better understanding of the relationship between contemporary international law and Islamic law and how their interaction can be explored and improved to enhance modern international relations and international law. The articles reproduced in this volume examine the issues of General Principles of International Law, International Use of Force, International Humanitarian Law, International Terrorism, International Protection of Diplomats, International Environmental and Water Law, Universality of Human Rights, Women's Rights, Rights of the Child, Rights of Religious Minorities, and State Practice. The essays have been carefully selected to reflect, as much as possible, the different Islamic perspectives on each of these aspects of international law."--Provided by publisher.
"First published 2008 by Ashgate Publishing"--title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW chapter 1 Islam and the Modem Law of Nations chapter 2 Siyar-ization and Its Discontents: International Law and Islam's Constitutional Crisis chapter 3 The Role of Islamic Law in the Contemporary World Order chapter 4 Islam and International Law: Toward a Positive Mutual Engagement to Realize Shared Ideals chapter 5 Islam and International Law part PART II INTERNATIONAL USE OF FORCE chapter 6 Views of Jihad Throughout History chapter 7 The Islamic Perception of the Use of Force in the Contemporary World chapter 8 Is There an Islamic Ethic of Humanitarian Intervention? part PART III INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW chapter 9 As-Salamu 'Alaykum? Humanitarian Law in Islamic Jurisprudence chapter 10 Islam and International Humanitarian Law: From a Clash to a Conversation between Civilizations part PART IV INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM chapter 11 Is Osama bin Laden's "Fatwa Urging Jihad Against Americans" dated 23 February 1998 Justified by Islamic Law? chapter 12 Violence, September 11 and the Interpretations of Islam part PART V INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF DIPLOMATS chapter 13 Protection of Diplomats under Islamic Law part PART VI INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER LAW chapter 14 Islam and Environmental Ethics: Tradition Responds to Contemporary Challenges chapter 15 Can there be Confluence? A Comparative Consideration of Western and Islamic Fresh Water Law part PART VII UNIVERSALITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS chapter 16 Islamic Law/Shari'a, Human Rights, Universal Morality and International Relations chapter 17 Muslim Voices in the Human Rights Debate chapter 18 A New Perspective on the Universality Debate: Reverse Moderate Relativism in the Islamic Context chapter 19 Islam and Human Rights: Beyond the Universality Debate part PART VIII WOMEN'S RIGHTS chapter 20 Women's Rights in the Muslim World: Reform or Reconstruction? chapter 21 Women's Human Rights in Islam: Towards a Theoretical Framework chapter 22 Women's Human Rights in the Koran: An Interpretive Approach part PART IX RIGHTS OF THE CHILD chapter 23 The Impact of Islamic Law on the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Plight of non-Marital Children under Shari'a chapter 24 Religious Legal Traditions, Muslim States and the Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Essay on the Relevant UN Documentation part PART X RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES chapter 25 Accommodating Religious Identities in an Islamic State: International Law, Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Religious Minorities chapter 26 Non-Muslims in the Islamic State: Majority Rule and Minority Rights part PART XI STATE PRACTICE chapter 27 The Search for Human Rights Within an Islamic Framework in Iran chapter 28 A Macroscopic Analysis of the Practice of Muslim State Parties to International Human Rights Treaties: Conflict or Congruence?.