International Law, Islam and the Universality of Human Rights Perspective: an Iranian Perspective

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University of Isfahan

Abstract

From the beginning of human life on earth, human needs have been
crystallized in their relationship and interaction with each other. As a result
of such an inter-relationship and interaction, it has been necessary for a
body of law to exist that would specify humans’ duties and obligations
towards each other. Even though different regulations concerning human
rights have been codified, human beings have not taken benefit from these
rights on an equal basis. In fact, we see that throughout history, the
oppressed have fought oppressors. In these protracted struggles, human
beings continued to seek transcendental rights; rights they wanted to enjoy
regardless of power and wealth, skin color and race. Based on this
argument, if we look at the objectives and activities related to human
rights, we can suggest that monotheistic religions also played a crucial part
in promoting human rights. According to the findings of this research,
although international law and Islamic international law both believe in the
universality of human rights, without any doubt their nature and
foundation differ. Nonetheless, there are numerous shared grounds and
points between the two aforementioned bodies of law for whose study
and utilization international human resources have to be used to forge
unity and to protect world peace and security.

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Article Title [فارسی]

حقوق بین الملل، اسلام و چشم انداز جهانی حقوق بشر: نگاه ایرانی

Author [فارسی]

  • صفوری بنی نجاریان