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Mohd M. Billah, Ezzedine GhlamAllah and Christos Alexakis

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Mohd M. Billah, Ezzedine GhlamAllah and Christos Alexakis

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Mohd M. Billah, Ezzedine GhlamAllah and Christos Alexakis

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Khaled R. Bashir

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Khaled R. Bashir

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Khaled R. Bashir

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Abdullah Saeed

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Abdullah Saeed

What are human rights? This chapter answers this fundamental question, then provides a synopsis of the development of the international human rights discourse, from its inception in the context of natural law theories to its codification in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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Abdullah Saeed

In recent years there have been several clashes over the extent to which free speech can be used to publically discuss, criticise or mock another religions tradition. This chapter explores the issue of freedom of expression in Islam and under international law and considers when free speech should be curtailed to protect the rights of others. As a case study, it focuses on the Danish cartoon controversy.