Gender and human rights in Islam and international law : equal before Allah, unequal before man?
"This study offers a conceptual analysis of gender and human rights under Islamic law, state law and international law, and extends this analysis to a specific examination of the nature of women's rights in the Islamic tradition. It explores the disparity between the theoretical perspective on women's rights and its application to Muslim jurisdictions, determined by elements of cultural practices, socio-economic realities and political expediencies, and uses the example of Pakistan to demonstrate the divergence between the theory and practice of Islamic law in these jurisdictions. It discusses the concept of an emerging 'operative' Islamic law, which includes principles of Islamic law, secular codes of law and popular custom and usage." "The book is based on extensive and in-depth research and provides a wealth of information across a number of fields including human rights, Islamic law, gender and the law, international law and constitutional law. It will be of prime interest to academics, lawyers, researchers, activists and policy makers involved in human rights issues, gender studies and Islamic law."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2000
Kluwer Law International, The Hague, ©2000
xxii, 358 pages ; 25 cm