Free Public Webinar: Islam and international humanitarian law

Islam and international humanitarian law: An overview

May 15th at 2:30 p.m. London Time
Dr Ahmed Aldawoody

With armed conflicts taking place in so many parts of the Muslim world, the Islamic law of war is as indispensable as ever for the protection of civilians and other persons hors de combat. Over the centuries, classical Muslim jurists have provided an impressive legal literature, which, in the same way as international humanitarian law (IHL), brings humanity in war. Dr Ahmed Al-Dawoody, Legal Adviser for Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the ICRC, will give a comprehensive overview of IHL and Islam, including the origins, sources, characteristics and principles of Islamic Law of War.

Dr Ahmed Aldawoody, born in Egypt, is the Legal Adviser for Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the ICRC. Prior to joining the ICRC, he was an Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He was the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies for the Institute for Islamic World Studies and the coordinator of the MA program in Contemporary Islamic Studies at Zayed University in Dubai. He earned his PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK; his MA in Islamic Studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands; and a five-year BA degree in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He has published many articles, including on the relation between Islamic Law and IHL, and is the author of the publication The Islamic Law of War: Justifications and Regulations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

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