Released on 2012-09-09Categories Religion

A Tale of Two Cultures

A Tale of Two Cultures

Author: Mark Walia

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781622872145

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Mark Walia's A Tale of Two Cultures: Islam and the West lays out the contrasts between the Western and Islamic worlds with remarkable clarity and documentation, and concludes there are nearly irreconcilable differences between these worlds. keywords: Islam, Muslim, Religion, Christianity, War, Culture, Travel, Sharia, Hate, Mohammed
Released on 2019-01-31Categories Philosophy

Human Rights and Relative Universalism

Human Rights and Relative Universalism

Author: Marie-Luisa Frick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030107857

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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This book argues that human rights cannot go global without going local. This important lesson from the winding debates on universalism and particularism raises intricate questions: what are human rights after all, given the dissent surrounding their foundations, content, and scope? What are legitimate deviances from classical human rights (law) and where should we draw “red lines”? Making a case for balancing conceptual openness and distinctness, this book addresses the key human rights issues of our time and opens up novel spaces for deliberation. It engages philosophical reasoning with law, politics, and religion and demonstrates that a meaningful relativist account of human rights is not only possible, but a sorely needed antidote to dogmatism and polarization.
Released on 2015-01-26Categories Political Science

Human Dignity

Human Dignity

Author: Aharon Barak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316240984

Category: Political Science


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Human dignity is now a central feature of many modern constitutions and international documents. As a constitutional value, human dignity involves a person's free will, autonomy, and ability to write a life story within the framework of society. As a constitutional right, it gives full expression to the value of human dignity, subject to the specific demands of constitutional architecture. This analytical study of human dignity as both a constitutional value and a constitutional right adopts a legal-interpretive perspective. It explores the sources of human dignity as a legal concept, its role in constitutional documents, its content, and its scope. The analysis is augmented by examples from comparative legal experience, including chapters devoted to the role of human dignity in American, Canadian, German, South African, and Israeli constitutional law.
Released on 2007-06-22Categories Law

Religion, Human Rights and International Law

Religion, Human Rights and International Law

Author: Javaid Rehman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047420873

Category: Law

Page: 592

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Freedom of religion is a subject, which has throughout human history been a source of profound disagreements and conflict. In the modern era, religious-based intolerance continues to provide lacerative and tormenting concern to the possibility of congenial human relationships. As the present study examines, religions have been relied upon to perpetuate discrimination and inequalities, and to victimise minorities to the point of forcible assimilation and genocide. The study provides an overview of the complexities inherent in the freedom of religion within international law and an analysis of the cultural-religious relativist debate in contemporary human rights law. As many of the chapters examine, Islamic State practices have been a major source of concern. In the backdrop of the events of 11 September 2001, a considerable focus of this volume is upon the Muslim world, either through the emergent State practices and existing constitutional structures within Muslim majority States or through Islamic diasporic communities resident in Europe and North-America.