Islamic Law: Human Rights Advocacy in the Muslim World

Islamic Law: Human Rights Advocacy in the Muslim World

Ms. Salma Waheedi
Spring 2019 reading group
M 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4056
1 classroom credit

Prerequisite: This course is open to students who have taken or are concurrently taking an HLS human rights course.

Exam Type: No Exam

This course will focus on human rights advocacy in the Muslim world. After providing an introduction to Islamic law, the course will address difficult questions at the intersection of human rights law and some interpretations of Islamic law. Topics to be examined include religious freedom, sexual relations and sexuality, domestic relations, the rights of children, and public dress and behavior. The course will focus on how human rights organizations -- international, regional, and local -- have worked on cases in these areas of concern, and will consider how such organizations can most effectively address issues that involve religious belief and practice.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 4/1, 4/15.

Drop Deadline: February 5, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Human Rights, Disciplinary Perspectives & Law