A colloquium was held on the book ” Islamic Law and International Law; Peaceful Resolution of Disputes” on Monday, May 24, 2021
In this colloquium, Dr. Emilia Justyna Powell, the Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, as the author of the book and presenter and Dr. Seyed Mostafa Mir Mohammadi, the associate professor of Department of Law at Mofid University, as secretary colloquium were present.
Dr. Emilia Justyna Powell let it be known that she is thankful for holding this colloquium on the book, and also stated that it took seven years to write this book. She also declared: ” Investigating two different viewpoints was my motivation to write; one of them was Judge Al-Khasawneh’s viewpoint (one of the famous Court Judges who has done so many researches on Islamic Law). Judge Al-Khasawneh believed Islamic countries with all their diversity in many aspects, want to go to the International Court of Justice and take their dispute to the Court. In other words, it is construed from his word that however Islamic countries are different, they all believe in the Court. Therefore, considering the differences among people, in case of religion and constitution, they have a common standpoint and it pushed me to study this field. The other one is one of the international famous jurist’s viewpoint who admitted Islamic International Law was for its own era and it is for the past, not now.
I also figured out there is no proper understanding of Islam in non-Islamic countries. So I commenced studying to make out what are the differences and similarities between Islamic Law and International Law by emphasizing on settlement of International disputes.
Summing up the discussion, Dr. Justyna Powell stated: ” If we want to arrive a conclusion, we have to consider the similarities rather than differences, since they can open the door to peace and rapprochement. In my opinion Justice, Peace and also peaceful resolution of disputes seemed to be the keywords in Islamic Law and need to be known more.