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Spring 2025 Reading Group

Islamic Law and Human Rights

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group offers students the opportunity to engage with current and emerging debates on Islamic law, social justice, and human rights. After a brief introduction to Islamic law and jurisprudence, we will examine legal and practical human rights question at the intersection of Islamic law and its interpretation and application within contemporary Muslim states and societies. Through a number of case studies, we also will engage in a critical examination of different modes and discourses of domestic, regional, and global human rights advocacy across diverse geographic settings and themes.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD.