Project Title Evolving Dynamics of Islamic Law and International Human Rights in Arab Legal Jurisdictions
LPI Moataz El Fegiry
PIs Ayah Randall and Tomas Dumbrovsky
Collaborations N/A
Funding Source Major Research Fund (internal)
Project Start Year 2022
Status Ongoing
Project Website
Abstract This research project seeks to study the evolving dynamics of the interactions between Shari‘a and human rights in the Arab world with special focus in this phase of the project on Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan. The objective is to develop a comparative and theoretical model that explains the different dynamics of the relationship between Shari‘a and human rights based on the findings of two interrelated research components. The first research component focuses on the evolution of the institutional arrangements of interpreting Shari‘a and international human rights and the second research component focuses on the socio-legal and political dimensions of law to understand the evolving dynamics of the relationship between Shari‘a and human rights. Women’s rights, children's rights, freedom of expression, and religious freedoms in each of the jurisdictions will act as the lens through which the project will seek to examine the deeper issues underlying the interaction of human rights and Shari’a.