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Research Handbook on Islam and International Law

Research Handbook on Islam and International Law

Van Engeland, Anicee, Sabuj, Mohammad, Bakhsh, Faiz and Hosseinnejad, Katayoun (2024) Research Handbook on Islam and International Law. Elgar Research Handbook . Edward Elgar, United Kingdom. (In Press)

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In Islamic jurisprudence, there are ethical and legal principles set out a variety of rules akin to those existing in international law. Topics such as human rights, humanitarian law, environmental law, migration law, arbitration, maritime law, security law or international private law are all matched under Islam. Therefore, the aim of the handbook will be to highlight such principles in Islam and examine their relation to international law. The handbook will select some of those Muslim principles embedded in the scriptures and resulting from human interpretation to compare them to the same international law rules, seeking to explore the similarities and differences between them. It will also explore how those principles have evolved in the Muslim majority states and offer a critical analysis of how Islamic and international law view them as a body of principles. Several themes will be examined, including the divine origin of international legal and ethical principles in Islam; the evolution of these principles by Muslims in a nation-state setting; the legitimacy of international law in the Muslim world; the impact of liberal thinking on Islamic principles of international law; and the impact of colonialism. Together, the themes will provide an overview of the evolution of Islam and international law since the time of the Prophet up to the era of cyber and artificial intelligence.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic law; international law; research handbook
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2024 07:26

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