Does Pakistan's formal acknowledgment of Shariah law as a source of law in Article 227 of its constitution pose an irreconcilable threat to its human rights obligations?
BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Abira Ashfaq, Visiting Faculty, Department of Social Sciences
Mohammad Sohaib Saleem, Assistant Professor and Director ORIC Project, Department of Accounting & Law
SSLA Culminating Experience
The Islamic republic of Pakistan claims to be the only country in the world to have been founded in the name of Islam thus takes the notion of conforming its legal system with the injunctions of Islam very seriously. This dissertation investigates whether or not Pakistan's inclusion of Islamic provisions obstructs its her Human rights obligations in the community of nations. This is done by firstly taking an in-depth look into the history of the Shariah to contextualize how it has evolved and how its implemented in Pakistan. Then the effects of the laws on Pakistan's international Human Rights obligations are considered lastly if the Shariah can be reformed.
Abdullah, M. (2021). Does Pakistan's formal acknowledgment of Shariah law as a source of law in Article 227 of its constitution pose an irreconcilable threat to its human rights obligations? (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/86
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