Islamic Constitutionalism and Human Rights: Case studies of Iraq and Egypt

  • 701 Jerome Greene Hall (Case Lounge), Columbia Law School

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 relationship 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. 

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Middle East Institute, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Human Rights Institute