Tag Archives: International Humanitarian Law

Islamic Contributions to International Humanitarian Law: Recalibrating TWAIL Approaches for Existing Contributions & Legacies

(Re-published from AJIL Unbound, March 17, 2016) This short essay focuses on the involvement of Muslim-majority state leadership in the pre-World War II development of international humanitarian law (IHL), including their appeals to Islamic norms.

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Armed Conflict & Compliance in Muslim States, 1947–2014: Does Conflict Look Different Under IHL?

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INSCT Co-Hosts International Workshop on Islam and Conflict Norms

Representatives from the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) traveled to the Arab Gulf recently to co-host a preparatory workshop toward a future international conference on Islam and the Laws of War, to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2015.

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Islamic Law & the Law of Armed Conflict

By NIAZ A SHAH Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Conflict in Pakistan demonstrates how international law can be applied in Muslim states in a way that is compatible with Islamic law. Within this broader framework of compatible application, Niaz A. Shah argues that the Islamic law of qital (i.e., armed conflict) […]

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Project Precis: Postconflict Justice and Islam

By CORRI ZOLI. The Project Precis provides a description of the postconflict justice part of the INSCT Islam, International Humanitarian Law, and Postconflict Justice initiative. It also discusses the main research questions for the scholar-practitioner workshop that was held in the fall of 2010 in Washington, DC.

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Sharia Strategy: Rule of Law Replacing the State

BY CORRI ZOLI & EMILY SCHNEIDER (Re-Published from Syria in Crisis, Jan. 4, 2014). On January 7, during the worst infighting between Syrian rebel groups to date, the head of the al-Qaeda–aligned Nusra Front, Abu Mohammad al-Golani, proposed that the rebels use an Islamic court to negotiate their differences. Calling for a ceasefire between rebel groups, Golani said the current infighting was the result of “incorrect policies” by the rival jihadi faction known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

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Shari’a Courts Move to the Battlefield

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Redrafting Kant’s “Perpetual Peace”: Article Six

BY WILLIAM C. BANKS According to Kant, “some confidence in the character of the enemy must remain even in the midst of war, as otherwise no peace could be concluded and the hostilities would degenerate into a war of extermination.” In other words, accepting the inevitability of war, following a code of conduct during armed conflict distinguishes legitimate from illegitimate warfare …

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NSO 2013: Shari’a Law and Military Operations

As a result of the agreement between the NATO School and ISISC, a sixth consecutive seminar was held on “Shari’a Law and Military Operations” …

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Visit of Human Rights Lawyer Gabor Rona

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