Commentary: Religious Minorities and Islamic Law

Richard Goldstone

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

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

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This chapter comments on the discussions in Chapters 18 and 19 on religious minorities. The discussions complement each other, the first describing the history of accommodation of religious minorities made by Islamic law and the second dealing in more general terms with the necessity for greater attention to be given to the protection of minorities in international and domestic human rights law.

Keywords: religious minority; Islamic law; human rights law; minority protection

Chapter.  3243 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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