JISPIL Vol 5 Issue 1 2009 - Editorial

Editorial Comment


In the fifth edition Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (JISPIL) we have three articles spanning a wide variety of topics. Lord Phillips speech, held at East London Muslim Centre in July 2008, addresses religious equality before the law in England with an emphasis on Islam. After a brief historical overview Lord Phillips proceeds to consider freedom of religion in the context of the United Kingdoms human rights treaty obligations, the rights of religious minorities and finally, discusses Muslims in the United Kingdom, particularly in respect of Sharia.

In The Sovereignty, Social Organism, the Inevitability of an Ultimate Authority and Islamic Law: A Critical Appraisal, Dr. Nehaluddin compares the traditional concept of sovereignty as discussed by Austin, Hobbes and Bentham with the Islamic concept of sovereignty.

Munshanis in depth article explores the relationship between terrorist funding and money laundering arguing that the two are not connected in the way assumed by so many States/international organisations and that the measures taken in order to prevent money laundering are unlikely to have a significant impact on terrorist activities.



Professor Javaid Rehman, Dr Amir Ali Majid and Professor Kaiyan Kaikobad

Editors, Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law (JISPIL)


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