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Religion, human rights and international law : a critical examination of Islamic state practices

Freedom of religion is a subject, which has throughout human history been a source of profound disagreements and conflict. This study provides an overview of the complexities inherent in the freedom of religion within international law and an analysis of the cultural-religious relativist debate in contemporary human rights law
eBook, English, 2007
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2007
1 online resource (xvi, 569 pages)
9789047420873, 904742087X
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