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Women, the Koran and international human rights law : the experience of Pakistan

Author: Niaz A Shah
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006.
Series: Studies in religion, secular beliefs, and human rights, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion plays a pivotal role in the way women are treated around the world, socially and legally. This book discusses three Islamic human rights approaches: secular, non-compatibility,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niaz A Shah
ISBN: 9004152377 9789004152373
OCLC Number: 74649197
Description: 250 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Islamic reforms and the evolution of Islamic law. The position of women in pre- and post-Islamic Arabia ; The equality of men and women in the Koran ; The evolution of Islamic law and Ijtihad --
pt. II. Women and the legal system of Pakistan. The role of Islam in drafting the constitution ; Gender equality and the 1973 constitution ; Islamisation of criminal laws ; Women's rights and the family laws --
pt. III. Women's rights systems: a comparison. Towards an international women's rights regime ; Universality of human rights: its challenges ; Koranic, Pakistani and human rights standards: a comparison --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in religion, secular beliefs, and human rights, v. 4.
Responsibility: Niaz A. Shah.

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