Competing Fundamentalisms and Egyptian Women's Family Rights
International Law and the Reform of Shari'a-Derived LegislationeBook - 2011
The debate surrounding womens family rights under Shara-derived law has long been held captive to the competing fundamentalisms of universalism and cultural relativism. These two conflicting perspectives fail to promote practical tools through which such laws can be reformed, without prejudice to their religious nature. This book examines the development of Egypts Shara-derived family law, and its compatibility with international obligations to eliminate discrimination against women. It highlights the interplay between domestic reform processes, grounded in the tools of takhayyur, talfiq and ijtihad, and international institutions and mechanisms. In attempting to reconcile these two seemingly dissonant value systems, this book underscores the shortcomings of Egypts legislation, proposes particular reforms, while simultaneously presenting alternatives to insular interpretations of international womens rights law.
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)