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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies URPP Asia and Europe (2006–2017)

In Search of Common Ground: Human Rights Law and Muslim Legal Tradition

Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini (SOAS, University of London)

Guest Lecture, May 15, 2017, 18:15–19:30


Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies (CIMELS), Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Gender Studies, Swiss Society for Gender Studies (SGGF/SSEG), and URPP Asia and Europe


KOL G-217, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich


The encounter between Islam and human rights has been the subject of impassioned and tangled debate. In this talk, Ziba Mir-Hosseini shall explore how the political and hermeneutical challenges faced by advocates of human rights in Muslim contexts, and the terms of the debate between Muslim legal tradition and international human rights law are being changed.

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