Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007.
xvi, 569 pages ; 25 cm.
Studies in religion, secular beliefs, and human rights. 1871-7829 ; v. 6.
Formatted Contents Note
pt.1. Introduction Freedom of religion in international law Women's human rights and religion: how do they co-exist?
pt.2. Reflections on religion, human rights and international law The twain doth meet! A preliminary exploration of the theory and practice of as-Siyar and international law in the contemporary world Religion as a source of international law Human rights and cultural relativism: the false dichotomy Some arguments on the universality of human rights in Islam.
pt.3. Religions, values and constitutionalism within international human rights law Religion within the refugee context: squaring the circle? The advent of proportional human rights and the dignity inherent in individuals qua human beings The religiosity of jus cogens: a moral case for compliance? Why the Hindu caste system presents a new challenge for human rights.
pt.4. Islam, state practices and contemporary international law The role of Islam in human rights and development in Muslim states Human rights, natural justice and Pakistan's Shariat courts Women, Islamisation and human rights in Pakistan: developing strategies of resistance Nation-building in an Islamic state: minority rights and self-determination in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
pt.5. Islam, minorities rights and the implications of 9/11 Multiculturalism and extremism: international law perspectives Prayers, planners and pluralism: protecting the rights of minority religious groups 'Are you a Protestant or a Catholic Muslim?' The path of Muslim integration into Northern Ireland Religion, minority rights and Muslims of the United Kingdom.
This volume emerged from two conferences, jointly sponsored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) (London) and the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland). The first conference was held in 2005 in London, the second conference was held in 2006 in Peshawar, Pakistan. The majority of papers presented at the conferences are included in this volume.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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