Unit

School Of Law

Islam, International Law and Human RightsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200956.3

Discipline: INTERNATIONAL LAW

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Maria Bhatti


Prerequisite
200984 Government and Public Law

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Summer A (Nov 2020-Feb 2021)  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Maria Bhatti  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit explores the intersection between Islamic law, international law and human rights. The unit begins with providing a theoretical framework introducing international law and human rights from a secular and Islamic perspective, providing an overview of how classical and contemporary Muslim scholars engage with the human rights discourse. The second part of the unit will discuss human rights from the perspective of nation states, examining the legal framework (in the context of Islamic and secular law) of key nation states, as well as that of some international organisations (including the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League). Students will examine whether there is an ideal governance framework to protect human rights and discuss core international human rights treaties including Islamic Human Rights instruments (i.e. the Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights, the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam and the Arab Charter on Human Rights). Students will discuss specific human rights issues including Islam and gender, Islam and freedom of expression, Islam and freedom of religion and Islamic criminal law. When examining these topics, students will be encouraged to engage with various interpretations of Islamic law, as well as critically examine the human rights framework.


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