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Religious Minorities And Shari’A In Iraqi Courts, Haider Ala Hamoudi Jan 2013

Religious Minorities And Shari’A In Iraqi Courts, Haider Ala Hamoudi

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There is a rising interest in our academy in the study of constitutional states, particularly in the Islamic world, whose legal and constitutional structure is at least as a formal matter both founded on and subject to religious doctrine. For those of us interested in the Arab spring, and indeed in constitutionalism in much of the Islamic world, this work is not only valuable, but positively vital. Without it, we are unable to discuss most emerging Arab democracies in constitutional terms. In Iraq, and in Egypt after it, two of the premier Arab states which have recently seen constitutions approved ...