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Comparative Studies on Islamic Law and Modern International Law: Separation or Accommodation?

As part of the Graduate Lecture Series the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law presents: "Comparative Studies on Islamic Law and Modern International Law: Separation or Accommodation?" on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, free refreshments to follow.

Speaker:

Professor S. Mostafa Mirmohammadi

Associate Professor, Public International Law, Mofid University; Former Director, Center for Comparative Law Studies, Mofid University

Curriculum Vitae: https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/icl/_docs/MirmohammadiCV.pdf

Moderator:

Professor Dr. Frank Emmert, John S. Grimes Professor of Law

Executive Director, Center for International and Comparative Law

Speaker’s Notes:

Since entering the new millennium, the debate on interaction between religion and modern international law has increased. A significant number of them related to Islamic studies. But the possibility or impossibility of comparative studies between public international law and Islamic law is reflected by Separationist, Accommodationist and Double-edged theories. Although the Separationist theory is dominant, some significant debates turned towards the other theories. Studies rely on the Universalist approach looking to find a bridge toward convergence between these two legal systems.

Nevertheless, the specific question is whether an Islamic reading of international law (Siyar) can work with modern secular international law in all branches.

Answers to this question, to a great extent depend on the method of comparative study and the foundation of international law in these two legal systems.

Co-hosts:

ASIAN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, AMNESTY LAW CHAPTER, ISLAMIC LAW ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY, MASTER OF LAWS ASSOCIATION & UN HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING ORGANIZATION

Start
Tuesday January 23, 2018 04:30 PM
End
Tuesday January 23, 2018 05:30 PM
Location
Wynne Courtroom, Room 100, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Contact
Perfecto Caparas
Contact Email
pcaparas@iu.edu
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