Commentary: Women and Islamic Law

Justice Sandra Day O Connor

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641444
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741104 | DOI:
Commentary: Women and Islamic Law

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Chapters 14 and 15 highlight an important facet of human rights approaches to women's rights that reaches beyond the context of Islamic law's interaction with human rights. Both show the value and importance of intra-societal discourse and disagreement about the content of human rights and about a society's relationship with international human rights law. This chapter comments on the commonality of disagreement, drawing from the experience of the United States with regard to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Keywords: human rights; women's rights; Islamic law; international human rights law; CEDAW

Chapter.  2140 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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