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Conceptualising Islamic law, CEDAW, and women"s human rights in plural legal settings

Conceptualising Islamic law, CEDAW, and women"s human rights in plural legal settings

a comparative analysis of application of CEDAW in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

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Published by UNIFEM-South Asia Regional Office in New Delhi .
Written in English


About the Edition

Contributed articles.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-285).

Statementedited by Shaheen Sardar Ali.
ContributionsAli, Shaheen Sardar., UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi.
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LC ClassificationsLAW+
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 354 p. ;
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16632595M
ISBN 101932827579
LC Control Number2007341741

In an analysis of Islamic law through the prism of gender, Judith Tucker tackles these complex questions relating to the position of women in Islamic society, and to the ways in which the legal system impacted on the family, property rights, space and sexuality, from classical and medieval times to the by: Islamic law 11 Islamic law and gender 24 2 Woman as wife and man as husband: making the marital bargain 38 Islamic marriage: the legal tradition 41 Islamic marriage: pre-twentieth-century practices 59 Reform and marriage 65 Recent developments 77 Conclusion 82 3 Woman and man as divorced: asserting rights 84 Islamic divorce: the legal tradition referring to a number of legal injunctions known as Islamic law.3 The primary source of Islamic law is the Quran, which Muslims believe to be God's words. Though the Quran does contain legal prescriptions, it is mainly concerned with general ethical principles and guidelines rather than strict instructions. unjust. They were deprived of their civil rights as well as their natural human rights. People doubted their humanity, isolated them and burdened them in the name of customs and tradidons. Women were often denied the right to a social life and the right to express their opinions. They were no better than slaves, cheap to buy and easy to sell.

  Abstract. This article highlights some of the discursive implications of framing the question of Islamic dress as one of religious rights. It is argued that the very construction of hijab issues as those of ‘religious identity’, sustained by the use of Article 9 of the ECHR as the primary legal basis for their resolution, has shaped a number of counterproductive by:


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Ali, Shaheen Sardar () Conceptualising Islamic law, CEDAW, and women's human rights in plural legal settings: a comparative analysis of application of CEDAW in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. New Delhi: UNIFEM-South Asia Regional Office. ISBN Research output not available from this repository, contact author.

The family is where legal rules presented as part of the Islamic shari`a are most widely applied in the Muslim world. This connection, often differently elaborated by particular social constituencies, can present difficulties to the advocates of law reform.

At the same time, the resonance of the issues at which advocacy is targeted creates an opportunity for creative exchange in addressing. Islamic law Fulfilling that obligation by re-introducing historical Shari'a would be disastrous for international relations and human rights.

This Article proposes that the Muslims' religious duty may be satisfied by applying a modern version of Islamic law that is consistent. A leading barrister has called for the UK to become more sharia-literate, while arguing that Islamic law can be compatible with the toughest human rights legislation.

By the end of this module, students should be familiar with a range of English-language scholarship on the subject of human rights and Islamic law, have a clear understanding of the debates surrounding the relationship between human rights and Islamic law, and, consequently, should be able to.

The relationship between Islamic law and international human rights law has been the subject of considerable, and heated, debate in recent years. The usual starting point has been to test one system by the standards of the other, asking is Islamic law 'compatible' with international human rights standards, or 5/5(1).

countries. This will subsequently contemplate whether the Islamic headscarf ban is consistence with the various International Human Rights Law standards, in particular from the perspectives of freedom of religion, freedom from discrimination and the rights to education and work. Headscarf and Islam.

Headscarf – the language and Size: KB. Conceptualising Islamic Law, CEDAW and Women's Human Rights in Plural Legal Settings: A Comparative Analysis of Applications of CEDAW in Bangladesh, India and.

This volume explores the present-day realities of Islamic family law, with particular emphasis on the rights of women. Three contrasting country cases have been selected: Egypt, the most populous Arab state with a constitutional clause on the place of "principles of the shari`a" as the principal source of legislation; the West Bank and Gaza, family law here being a contested site between 5/5(1).

Islamic law, but because the reservations were allegedly incompat­ ible with international treaty law. These and other Islamic reserva­ tions were also roundly criticized by feminists and academic writers. 26 ANN ELIZABETH MAYER ISLAMIC RESERVATIONS TO HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS 27 Islamic reservations were far from being the only reservationsFile Size: KB.

The relationship between Islamic law and international human rights law has been the subject of considerable, and heated, debate in recent years. The usual starting point has been to test one system by the standards of the other, asking is Islamic law 'compatible' with international human rights standards, or vice versa.

This approach quickly ends in acrimony and accusations of misunderstanding. Islamic Law and Human Rights: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt xiii Refah Partisi (The Welfare Party) and Others v. Turkey, Application Nos. /98, /98 and /98, 13 February Yazar and Others v.

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By focusing on political, social, and economic societal micro-processes that are often ignored in text-focused Islamic legal studies, this volume helps reveal how particular conceptions of Islamic law are naturalised and valenced ‘a historical’ in. "Introduction / Meena Shivdas and Sarah Coleman -- Thoughts on the UN convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) / Christine Chinkin --The Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) and realisation of fights: reflections on standard settings and culture / Indira Jaising -- Culture, religion and gender: an.

Human Rights vs. Sharia: Violence Against Women It seems there are Muslim intellectuals and human rights defenders who are still ambivalent about pursuing engagement with Islam and Islamic law.

The book concludes that it is possible to harmonise the differences between international human rights law and Islamic law through the adoption of the 'margin of appreciation' doctrine by international human rights treaty bodies and the utilization of the Islamic law doctrines of 'maqâsid al-sharî'ah' (the overall objective of Sharî'ah) and.

The writer thanks Jordan Paust, Professor of International Human Rights Law at University of Houston Law Center; Jacqueline Lang Weaver, Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Center; and David B. Cook, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Rice University, forFile Size: 1MB.

Professor Dominic McGoldrick has published an essay on ‘The Compatibility of Shari'a Law with the European Convention on Human Rights’. The essay appears in a major collection on Islam and English Law – Rights Responsibilities and the Place of Sharia, edited by Robin Griffiths-Jones, and published by Cambridge University Press, Professor McGoldrick’s chapter advocates for.

Human Rights The term “human rights,” or huqūq al-insān in Arabic, has only recently come into common use, as have the analogous terms huqūq-i insān in Persian, insan haklari in Turkish, and hak asasi anusia in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian).

Early Formulations and Influences. Concepts analogous to human rights have certain precursors in Islamic philosophy and theology, but human. ADVANCING WOMEN’S RIGHTS THROUGH ISLAMIC LAW systems containing multiple sources of legal authority.9 Nonetheless, Shari’a remains a very important source of legal authority, especially in relation to women’s rights.

Islamic states that rely on a mostly secular legal system oftenFile Size: KB. Meanwhile, Islamic law also appears to continue to influence Egypt’s law. The book explores the prospects for certain constitutional and institutional measures to facilitate an evolutionary interpretation of Islamic law, provide a baseline of human rights and gradually integrate international human rights into Egyptian law.

The basic thesis defended is the following: Islam as articulated in the practice of States and women's human rights, as reflected in international instruments, are both results of human activity. Their analysis in this study reveals more commonalities than one might by: 7.

Max Planck UNYB 13 () justify breaches of internationally recognised human rights standards by references to Islamic law By the term Islamic law the I.R. Iran ex- clusively refers to Islamic law in the interpretation of the Shiite ğafari school of law,12 the religion of the majority of the Iranian people and the official creed of the Iranian state   The Sharia law is not only compatible with human rights but also the most effective way to achieve human rights.

Human rights violations in Muslim countries - whose regimes are usually supported by Western allies - are not due to Sharia law. The violence in Islamic countries is mainly exercised by the state and dates back to the post. Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) adopted in and is now considered equivalent to a bill of human rights exculsively for women.

This convention has been ratifiedby states, with few giving gender equality, islam, and law 7 them their reward for the best they have done”.

(Surah al-Nahl, ) In terms of employment:File Size: KB. Buy Women and Shari'a Law: The Impact of Legal Pluralism in the UK (Library of Islamic Law) by Elham Manea (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5). The project is part of an initiative taken by Shirin Ebadi, Rebiya Kadeer, Malahat Nasibova, and Souhayr Belhassen, and facilitated by the Rafto Foundation to establish a Women’s Network, which is an international network of high-profile and influential women to improve women's human rights and enhance gender equality in Muslim societies.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is the comprehensive document specially adopted by the United Nations to ensure women’s appropriate rights all over the world.

Islamic Law is the very set of rules and regulations the Muslims, the followers of the one of the major religions namely Islam Author: Sayeeda Anju. on "Women's Rights in the Arab World". By focusing on formal law, the paper presents only one dimension of the subject.

Future contributions will focus on legal reality and practice and spotlight the causes preventing women from asserting their existing rights. We are grateful to all colleagues who en-riched this publication with their Size: KB. Islamic law broadly, legal systems that try to effect Allah's will for the Muslim.

Law is here very closely related to religion. The Quran, or Koran, is at its heart. Traditionall. While some scholars think that international rights can only be enjoyed when they have been transposed into national law, the Human Rights Act No.

39 of in article 7 seems to propagate monism by determining that everyone can use both national and international human rights law—as far as ratified by Indonesia—when his or her rights are Author: Ingrid Westendorp. Human Rights and Islamic Law in Northern Nigeria.

More on Human Rights in Nigeria. Absence of legal representation and abuse of power by police and prosecution officials. LEGAL GUARDIANS: ISLAMIC LAW, INTERNATIONAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, AND THE SALMAN RUSHDIE AFFAIR Anthony Chase* "When the word is important, the guardian of the word becomes impor-tant."-Farrukh Dhondy "Who will guard the guardians?" INTRODUCTION Reactions to the Imam Khomeini's fatwa' on Salman Rushdie are.

Islamic Law, Women’s Rights, and Legal Consciousness in Malaysia 7 legal opinions that is the product of human reasoning and engagement with the foundational sources of authority in Islam, the Qur’an and the Sunnah.2 In this dichotomy, God is considered.

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The Sharia-compliant 'Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam' (CDHRI) charter, adopted by 45 Muslim nations 45 Muslim nations in August and officially supported by the Organization of Islamic Conference in Juneis being touted to replace the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by Islamic nations.

Although Islamic law extended some rights to women and limited the privileges of men, it did not change the dominant position of men in Muslim society.

For example, the Qur'an requires women to be obedient to their husbands, and it describes men as a degree higher than women in rights and responsibilities. Many advocates of Sharia cite Islam’s “fundamental respect for women” as one of their religion’s greatest benefits.

The prophet Mohammad is known for ascribing women a right to own property, receive education, and hold a job. When asked by an adherent whom he should give his greatest respect to, Mohammad said, “your mother,” then “your mother,” then “your mother,” only then. Shari’a and Human Rights, the Challenges Ahead Abdulkadir Mubarak 1Department of Private and Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, University of Abuja, Nigeria There are some people among the non-Muslims and even the Muslims who spread confusion that the concept of human rights is alien to Shari’a.

Thus, the reservations made to CEDAW are justified by the social system, which is infiltrated in the formulation of the law. In order to promote and protect women’s rights while overcoming the challenges of the international legal order, as well as the abuses of rights wrongly justified by religion, Muslim women need to voice their demands.

• There is one law for Muslims, another law for Kafirs • Children can be brides • A Muslim woman cannot marry a Kafir • Apostates can be killed • There is no freedom of speech • Inbreeding is encouraged • Wife beating is allowed Conclusion: Sharia rights are inhuman and inferior to the UN Declarations of Human Rights.A framework for maintaining balance in life is provided by Islamic law and is its very purpose.

This framework is a hierarchical system of human responsibilities and rights. For example, one has a responsibility to defend one’s family and community, and one has an equal responsibility to respect individual human life.

This article examines how the inclusion or exclusion of Islamic law and Muslim-based customary law affects de facto or de lege universal human rights. The view adopted is that there is an Islamic form of constitutionalism that should respect Islam, Shari'a law and Muslim customary law.

The author therefore suggests a different approach to constitution-making than the transnational Author: Anicée Van Engeland.