Global Political Islam

  • Turkish Parliament Considers Islamizing Marriage, Divorce Law

    October 18, 2017

    Turkey’s Parliament is considering legislation that would Islamize laws for marriage and divorce, a move by the ruling Justice and Development Party to expand Islamist law and patriarchy by allowing Muslim clerics to perform civil marriages, by permitting child marriages, and by limiting women’s rights to divorce and alimony.

  • Coptic Christians Face Islamist Assault in Egypt

    October 18, 2017

    The sustained assault against Coptic Christians in Egypt at the hands of supporters of the country’s Islamist extremist groups continued this week, when a Coptic Orthodox priest in Cairo died from head wounds after being attacked with a meat cleaver.

  • ICRC: Counterterrorism Must Maintain Focus on Rights

    October 17, 2017

    Raising questions regarding the interplay between national security and the global rights agenda, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for governments, in the context of bolstering their counterterrorism capabilities, to recognize "the need for counterterrorism activities to be conducted with full respect for the protection afforded to all individuals by international law."

  • CoE Official: Sweden Must Loosen Refugee Restrictions

    October 17, 2017

    Following a visit to Sweden, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks called on the country's government to lift limitations on family reunification among refugees and to give the "benefit of the doubt" to asylum seekers who claim to be minors by giving them favorable legal treatment.

  • UN Agent: French Emergency Powers Law Violates Rights

    October 17, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and terrorism Fionnuala Ní Aoláin recently warned that French legislation seeking to "normalize" the government's emergency powers could have "grave consequences" for the global human rights agenda in France and could result in "discriminatory repercussions," particularly against Muslims.

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