Islam and Human Rights Tradition and Politics

ISBN-10: 0813344670
ISBN-13: 9780813344676
Edition: 5th 2012
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Description:  Islam and Human Rightsis a probing examination of how the Islamic tradition has been exploited for political ends by regimes and institutions seeking to legitimize policies inimical to human rights.  Ann Elizabeth Mayer critically appraises Islamic  More...

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List price: $49.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

 Islam and Human Rightsis a probing examination of how the Islamic tradition has been exploited for political ends by regimes and institutions seeking to legitimize policies inimical to human rights.  Ann Elizabeth Mayer critically appraises Islamic human rights schemes that dilute the human rights afforded by international law, comparing them with the complex Islamic legal heritage and international human rights law. Challenging stereotypes about a supposedly monolithic Islam inherently incompatible with human rights, Mayer dissects the political motives behind the selective deployment of elements of the Islamic tradition by conservative forces seeking to delegitimize demands for democracy and human rights.  The fifth edition provides an updated consideration of government policies on Islam and human rights activism and how they are affecting developments in several Middle Eastern countries, and features a new chapter on the resistance of human rights for sexual minoritiesby the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Muslim states.  The new edition also analyzes the other most recent and important issues of the region, including: The burgeoning pressures in the Middle East for human rights leading up to the Arab Spring;The ambitious campaign of the (OIC) to influence the UN human rights system by forging alliances with non-Muslim states hostile to human rights;   The concerted efforts by this cross-cultural alliance to subvert international human rights law under pretenses of supporting human rights;The intensifying controversies over issues of sexual orientation and gender identity in the Middle East;The Danish Cartoons controversy and the OIC project to co-opt international human rights law to criminalize “defamation of Islam” occurring in the West.  

Preface
Acknowledgments
Assimilating Human Rights in the Middle East
Background: Legal Hybridity in the Middle East
Misperceptions About Applying International Human Rights Law as Serving Imperialism
Cultural Relativism
Muslims Challenge Cultural Relativism
Actual Human Rights Concerns in the Middle East
The Emergence of International Human Rights Law
Muslims' Responses to and Involvement in the UN Human Rights System
Summary
Human Rights in International and Middle Eastern Systems: Sources and Contexts
International Human Rights: Background
Islamic Human Rights: Sources
The Impact of Islamization on Constitutions and Justice
The Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan and Its Aftermath
Saudi Arabia Confronts Pressures for Reforms and Liberalization
Summary
Islamic Tradition and Muslim Reactions to Human Rights
The Premodern Islamic Heritage
Muslim Reactions to Western Constitutionalism
The Persistence of Traditional Priorities and Values
Consequences of Insecure Philosophical Foundations
Islamic Human Rights and Cultural Nationalism
Ambivalent Attitudes on Human Rights
Summary
Islamic Restrictions on Human Rights
Permissible Qualifications of Rights in International Law
Islamic Formulas Limiting Rights
Restrictions in the Iranian Constitution
Restrictions in the UIDHR
Restrictions in Other Islamic Human Rights Schemes
Islam and Human Rights in the New Constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq
Summary
Discrimination Against Women and Non-Muslims
Equality in the Islamic Legal Tradition
Equality in Islamic Human Rights Schemes
Equal Protection in US and International Law
Equal Protection in Islamic Human Rights Schemes
Equality in the New Afghan and Iraqi Constitutions
Summary
Restrictions on the Rights of Women
Background
Islamic Law and Women's Rights
Muslim Countries' Reactions to the Women's Convention
Tabandeh's Ideas
Mawdudi's Ideas
The UIDHR
Islamization in Iran and the Iranian Constitution
The al-Azhar Draft Constitution
The Cairo Declaration and the Saudi Basic Law
Women's Rights in Pakistan
The New Afghan and Iraqi Constitutions
The Influence of Sex Stereotyping
Summary
Islamic Human Rights Schemes and Religious Minorities
The Historical Background of Current Issues Facing Religious Minorities
International Standards Prohibiting Religious Discrimination
Shari'a Law and the Rights of Non-Muslims
Tabandeh's Ideas
The UIDHR
The Iranian Constitution
Mawdudi and Pakistan's Ahmadi Minority
The Cairo Declaration, the Saudi Basic Law, and the al-Azhar Draft Constitution
US Policies on Religious Minorities and Developments in Afghanistan and Iraq
Summary
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Muslim States Resist Human Rights for Sexual Minorities
Background
Sexual Minorities in the Middle East
Contested Islamic Authority
Tensions with the West over the Treatment of Sexual Minorities
Muslim State's Objections to New UN Initiatives
Summary
Freedom of Religion in Islamic Human Rights Schemes
Controversies Regarding the Shari'a Rule on Apostasy
Muslim Countries Confront Freedom of Religion
The Contemporary Significance of Apostasy
Tabandeh's Ideas
The UIDHR
The al-Azhar Draft Constitution
The Iranian Constitution
Sudan Under Islamization
Mawdudi and Pakistani Law Affecting Religious Freedom
The Cairo Declaration and the Saudi Basic Law
The Afghan and Iraqi Constitutions
US Interventions in the Domain of Religious Freedom
Expanding the Reach of Laws Criminalizing Insults to Islam: From the Rushdie Affair to the Danish Cartoons Controversy
Summary
An Assessment of Islamic Human Rights Schemes
Excerpts from the Iranian Constitution
The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
2009 Resolution on Combating Defamation of Religions
Glossary
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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