Tag Archives: Islamic Law

Lone-Wolf or Low-Tech Terrorism? Emergent Patterns of Global Terrorism in Recent French and European Attacks

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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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Why Iraq Must Stop Playing the Shari’a Card

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How Islamic Is Pakistan’s Constitution?

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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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Shari’a Courts Move to the Battlefield

BY CORRI ZOLI & EMILY SCHNEIDER (Re-Published from Harvard Law School’s National Security Journal, Feb. 3, 2014) In the midst of some of the worst infighting between Syrian opposition groups to date, al Qaeda Central leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, called on Syrian armed groups to unite, stating, “you are the hope of our Islamic nation in establishing Islamic governance in the lands of Syria, the chosen land of jihad” …

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Cherif Bassiouni’s Book on Shari’a and Postconflict Justice Published

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Postconflict Justice & Islam Workshop 2010

  Goal The goal of this workshop was to begin identifying the most pressing issues at the intersection of Islamic jurisprudence and international humanitarian law (IHL) and to consider how the shared concerns of both sets of laws may prompt creativity in addressing troubling gaps—notably, the lack of standards for dealing with the rise of […]

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