An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law
Chapter 4: Human rights and the idea of “clash of civilisations”
In 1993, Samuel Huntington proposed that differences between “civilisations” would be a fundamental source of conflict in the future. The idea of a “clash of civilisations” has also permeated the human rights discourse, with some arguing that Islamic conceptions of rights are essentially different to international conceptions. This chapter examines this thesis and explores Islamic notions of rights.
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