Category: International Law

Can “Soft Law” be Regarded as International Law?

Can “Soft Law” be Regarded as International Law? by Fajri Matahati Muhammadin This article may be helpful for students who are learning the basics of international law, as non-conventional sources of international law (beyond Article 38 of ICJ Statute) like soft law is usually difficult to understand. Additional Important note: see below (after the essay, but

Islam and Human Rights: Why do we care if something is incompatible?

Assalaamu’alaykum! While Islamic law may seem generally compatible with human rights, the truth is there are some points that are definitely incompatible. Woman rights, for instance, “different but equal” is still “discrimination” under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). However, what I want to convey is that us Muslims do NOT

Mr. Kadi and Article 103 (A Poem by Prof James Crawford)

This is a poem by Professor James Crawford, who is one of the most famous and prominent international jurist in the world today, from the University of Cambridge, and was first presented during a lecture at the Hague Academy of International Law. —————————— While wandering through a wadi In the wastes of Saudi I came