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"Islamic Constitutionalism and Human Rights: Case Studies of Iraq and Egypt" Dr. Seyed Masoud Noori

Start/End Thursday, March 28, 2013 04:00 PM EDT -- 05:30 PM EDT
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall 701

Dr. Seyed Masoud Noori, Former Faculty Member at the Center for Human Rights Studies at Mofid University in Qom, Iran and currently a Visiting Scholar at Emory Law, will explain the relation between Shariah and state law in Muslim-majority countries’ constitutions approved since 2000, as well as the role of Shariah in basic and fundamental codes in those countries. He will focus on Iraq’s and Egypt’s constitutions, as these two models balance Shariah and state law, and he will examine how these models affect human rights issues. Co-sponsored by: The Human Rights Institute, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Middle East Institute, & the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life