Understanding Islamic Law: A JUSTRAC Training, Research and Coordination Training Course

April 11, 2018 - 11:34am

In two weeks, on April 25-26, 2018, the Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) at the University of South Carolina will hold "Understanding Islamic Law: A JUSTRAC Training, Research and Coordination Training Course," in Washington, DC. The training is open to all U.S. Government employees and contractors, and those who have not previously attended the course will receive priority. The training will be held at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (1050 Connecticut Ave NW). There is no fee to attend, and lunches will be provided.

This course will offer participants firm grounding in the principles, concepts, and terminology of Islamic law, as well as its role in the contemporary era. The course will also delve into a series of selected topics, including:

• Shi'i and Sunni Islamic law
• The role of Islamic law within political Islamism
• Islamic family law
• Islamic constitutionalism
• Islamic criminal law

Participants will also have opportunities to interact with rule of law practitioners from other agencies and sectors through discussions and tabletop exercises.

You can find more information, including the program, venue information, and registration at this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Hamid Khan, Deputy Director of the Rule of Law Collaborative, at hamidk@mailbox.sc.edu.


You can learn more about this topic through the INPROL's Practitioner's Guide on Islamic Law, authored by the course instructor Hamid Khan. The publication is available in Arabic, Dari, and English.