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Author Virgili, Tommaso

Title Islam, Constitutional Law and Human Rights Sexual Minorities and Freethinkers in Egypt and Tunisia
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2021


Description 1 online resource (211 p.)
Series Comparative Constitutionalism in Muslim Majority States Ser
Comparative Constitutionalism in Muslim Majority States Ser
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Note on the transliteration -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Background: what this book is about -- Why Egypt and Tunisia? -- Human rights and shari[sup(c)]a: a complicated relationship -- Sexual minorities and freethinkers: the pariahs of the human rights debate -- On 'Islam and Human Rights'... again? A few methodological clarifications -- Book outline -- I Constitutionalism and Islam -- Background -- The Western concept of 'constitution'
A brief historical overview of constitutionalism in Islam -- 'Liberty' in Islam -- Political freedom and good government -- 'Right of resistance'? -- A theocratic state? -- More 'Muslims' than 'citizens' -- 'Islamic democracy'? -- Final considerations on the inner tension between Islam and constitutionalism -- II The Islamic conception of individual liberties -- Introduction -- The Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights -- The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam -- The Arab Charter on Human Rights -- The Al-Azhar Constitutional Project -- Final Remarks
III What 'shari[sup(c)]a' in a constitution concretely means: the case of Egypt -- Introduction -- Historical background -- The uncertain meaning of the 'principles of shari[sup(c)]a' as 'the main source of the legislation' -- Interpretation of article 2 by the Supreme Constitutional Court: non-retroactivity -- Interpretation of article 2 by the Supreme Constitutional Court: 'absolute' vs. 'relative' principles of shari[sup(c)]a -- A critique of the SCC's interpretation of Article 2 -- Final considerations and open challenges -- IV Islamic law in post-Arab Spring Egyptian Constitutions
Introduction -- Article 2, the untouchable -- The expansion of Article 2 -- How should 'principles of shari[sup(c)]a' be interpreted? -- The role of Al-Azhar -- Nulla poena sine lege... or maybe not? -- Civil, military or theocratic state? -- Contempt for the sacred -- Status of non-Muslim minorities -- Women's rights -- Individual liberties vs. society's will -- Final considerations -- V Compromises and ambiguities in the 2014 Tunisian Constitution -- Introduction -- Article 1: the role of Islam -- Article 2: The 'civil state', dawla madaniyya
Article 6, sive 'Le pot-pourri de la constitution tunisienne' -- Women vs men: not equal, but 'complementary' -- Light and shadows of the 2014 Tunisian Constitution: The Code des Libertés as a crucial but unlikely step forward -- Introduction to the case studies -- VI (Il)legal persecution of freethinkers -- Introduction -- Tunisia -- Statutory provisions -- Ils ne sont pas Charlie: Muhammad's cartoons as a threat to social peace -- Ni Allah Ni Maître, or 'the crime of atheism' -- Mounir Baatour and Emna Chargui: 'blasphemous extremists'? -- Egypt
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Legislation criminalizing apostasy and blasphemy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429535093