NAHED_SAMOUR

 

Nahed Samour, IGLP Network member and 2013 workshop participant, would like to share the publication of her recent paper “Modernized Islamic International Law Concepts as a Third World Approach to International Law”.

This paper attempts a re-reading of classical Islamic international law concepts and their meaning for a contemporary Third World critique and re-construction of public international law. It analyses how modernized Islamic international law concepts are employed to criticize the international legal order as one that legalizes and upholds the subordination of the Muslim World. The first part of the paper will assess the contemporary relevance of Islamic international law concepts, and how their classical meanings shifted and were re-interpreted as a reaction to foreign domination, challenging dominant understandings of the post-Second World War international legal order. The second part will elaborate how these re-interpreted concepts of Islamic international law fit into the tradition of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). PDF…