Organised by Islamic Courses with the Al Manaar | The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
BOOK REVIEW AND DISCUSSION – PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN INTERNATIONAL AND ISLAMIC LAW
with author : *Kaleem Hussain [ Birmingham University]
Respondent: **Professor Joel Hayward [Cambridge Muslim College]
Date and time: Friday 9th February 2024, 6pm
Venue: Al Manaar | The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Rd, London W10 5YG
In an age where the global rules-based world order faces significant challenges to maintaining peace and stability―with world superpowers jockeying to preserve their influence across multiple theatres of conflict―this book explores the major international laws and treaties governing the process of peace and reconciliation. Focusing on the conflicts in Afghanistan, Palestine-Israel and Kashmir, it examines and analyses these conflicts through the prism of international law, humanitarian norms, treaties, and conventions, interspersed with insights from the Islamic legal tradition. An innovative approach to the problem of conflict resolution is applied by a) reviewing the jurisprudential sources and tools that are used in international and Islamic law, and b) using a comparative analysis to provide an assessment of whether these sources help or hinder―individually or collectively―the chances for peace and reconciliation in specific global conflict theatres. It also explores how by supplementing these legal tools using principles of Islamic peacebuilding along with a theo-diplomatic conflict reconciliation model could assist in the brokering of peaceful outcomes. This book will be of benefit to think tanks; inter-faith institutions; government departments; diplomats, ambassadors, statesmen and stateswomen; consulates; faith leaders; universities; public policy-political science departments; international relations analysts; counter terrorism-security experts; and academics who are interested in the interfaces between Islamic and international law.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of politics and international relations, Islam, liberalism, and communitarianism.
About the author: *Kaleem Hussain [ Birmingham University] – Kaleem Hussain LLB, LLM is a British writer, multi-disciplinary change management consultant, geo-political observer and analyst with a focus on conflict transformation, peace and reconciliation initiatives at a national and international level. Currently he is at the Department of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University and the Oxford Foundation Representative for West Midlands & Buckinghamshire and an Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre.
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