Law Library: News & Events: Islamic Law Reform Subject of Human Rights Day Program

Law Library: News & Events: Islamic Law Reform Subject of Human Rights Day Program

The Law Library of Congress and the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division will recognize Human Rights Day with a panel discussion centered on Islamic law.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Montpelier Room (LM-619), 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540

The discussion, “Perspectives on Islamic Law Reform,” will feature a panel of distinguished Islamic scholars. The panelists include Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture at the University of Southern California; Issam Saliba, foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress; and from Harvard Law School, Intisar A. Rabb, professor of law and co-director of the Islamic Legal Studies program and Kristen A. Stilt, professor of law and co-director of the Islamic Legal Studies program.

Jane McAuliffe, world-renowned scholar of Islam and director of the Library’s National and International Outreach Division, will serve as moderator of the discussion which will explore new avenues and perspectives on Islamic law reform with a particular focus on reform within the framework of Islamic jurisprudence itself.

We hope you will join us! For those not able to attend the program, the Law Library of Congress will have a member of its staff live tweet the event via Twitter @LawLibCongress, using #IslamicLawReform. A webcast of the event will be posted after the video has been processed.

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Law Library: News & Events: Islamic Law Reform Subject of Human Rights Day Program

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