An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law
Chapter 11: Human rights and war
One of the most well-known Islamic legal terms today might well be “jihad”. This chapter focuses on the Islamic rules that govern the use of violence in war or other contexts. It considers how the doctrine of jihad emerged and was influenced by various contextual factors and the commonalities and tensions between this body of legal rulings and international humanitarian law, which governs armed conflict globally today.
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