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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Islamic Approach to International Law

Said Mahmoudi

Subject(s):
Freedom of expression — Minorities — Children, rights — Combatants — Prisoners of war — Women, rights — Terrorism — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Sovereignty — Statehood, legitimacy — Legitimacy — Ius ad bellum — Ius in bello — Reparation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The relationship between Islam and international law has long been studied, primarily in the field of the law of war and international humanitarian law ( Humanitarian Law, International ). Particularly in the past two decades, this relationship has been expanded to some other international law areas including human rights and international terrorism . The main reason for this increased attention to the relevance of Islam for international law is States’ and non-State actors’ repeated references to Islamic legal rules for explaining or justifying a certain...
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