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Islam and human rights : tradition and politics

Author: Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"In this revised and updated edition, Ann Elizabeth Mayer critically assesses various human rights schemes that employ Islamic formulas to dilute or eliminate the protections afforded by international human rights law. She discusses how these schemes reflect current debates in Muslim societies about how the Islamic legal heritage relates to international human rights law. Challenging stereotypes about a supposedly  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Elizabeth Mayer
ISBN: 0813343356 9780813343358
OCLC Number: 68965725
Description: xvii, 290 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Comparisons of rights across cultures : background issues --
Human rights in international law and legal systems in Muslim countries : sources and contexts --
Islamic tradition and Muslim reactions to human rights --
Islamic restrictions on human rights --
Discrimination against women and non-Muslims --
Restrictions on the rights and freedoms of women --
Islamic human rights schemes and religious minorities --
Freedom of religion in Islamic human rights schemes --
An assessment of Islamic human rights schemes --
Appendix A: Excerpts from the Iranian Constitution --
Appendix B: The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Ann Elizabeth Mayer.
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"Must reading for anyone interested in the changing order in the Middle East and Islamic societies in general, and certainly for human rights activists with interest in the Muslim world. " (Middle  Read more...

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