The challenge of fragmentation of international law regarding the protection of civilians: an Islamic perspective

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The challenge of fragmentation of international law regarding the protection of civilians: an Islamic perspective

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dc.contributor.author Van Engeland, Anicee en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-21T16:55:15Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:56:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-31 en_US
dc.description.abstract With the rise of new challenges in the aftermath of 9/11 and the changing patterns of conflicts, the uniformity of international law has been questioned: a debate about the “regionalization” of humanitarian law has sprung to life. Questions have been raised about the validity of an Islamic particularism in the field of humanitarian law. In addition, extremists have presented a version of jihad that violates the Islamic interpretation of humanitarian law and justifies indiscriminate targeting of civilians. For these extremist intellectuals or ideologists of terrorism, civilians have become legitimated targets. The task of the modernist and liberal Islamic intellectuals is to deal with these distorted interpretations of Islam. This duelling between Islamic experts is illustrated in this article by looking at the distinction between civilians and combatants in law. This article clarifies firstly the concept of Islamic humanitarian rules. It then explains the protection of civilians in Islamic humanitarian law. Eventually, the article analyzes the debate about permissible killings that has been fuelled by fundamentalists by referring to several concrete situations: the use of weapons of mass destruction; terrorism; and suicide attack. The author then seeks possible solutions to put an end to distorted warmongering interpretations of Islam by looking at the theory of the new hermeneutics of the Shari’a. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation pp. 136 - 166 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3417 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Hague Academic Press en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hague Colloquium on Fundamental Principles of Law Series en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.springer.com/law/international/book/978-90-6704-312-0 en_GB
dc.subject civilians en_GB
dc.subject humanitarian law en_GB
dc.subject Islamic law en_GB
dc.title The challenge of fragmentation of international law regarding the protection of civilians: an Islamic perspective en_GB
dc.type Book chapter en_GB
dc.date.available 2012-02-21T16:55:15Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:56:02Z
dc.contributor.editor Bassiouni, MC en_US
dc.contributor.editor Guellali, A en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9067043125 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9789067043120 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Jihad and the Challenges of International and Domestic Law en_US
exeter.contacts.depositing-owner-email Van Engeland, Anicee <A.Van-Engeland@exeter.ac.uk> en_US
exeter.contacts.impersonator-email Overy, Patrick <P.C.Overy@exeter.ac.uk> en_US
exeter.contacts.owner-email Van Engeland, Anicee <A.Van-Engeland@exeter.ac.uk> en_US
exeter.place-of-publication The Hague/Cambridge en_US
dc.description Authors' draft. Final version published in Jihad and its challenges to international and domestic law; ed. by M. Cherif Bassiouni, and Amna Guellali. Hague Academic Press, 2010. pp. 136 - 166. en_GB
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