Contributor biographical information for Islamic law and international human rights law : searching for common ground? / edited by Anver M. Emon, Mark S. Ellis, Benjamin Glahn.


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Mark Ellis is Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA). He leads the foremost international organization of bar associations, law firms, and individual lawyers in the world. Prior to joining the IBA, he spent ten years as the first Executive Director of the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), a project of the American Bar Association (ABA). Providing technical legal assistance to twenty-eight countries in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, and to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, CEELI remains the most extensive international pro bono legal assistance project ever undertaken by the US legal community. He served as Legal Advisor to the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, chaired by Justice Richard J. Goldstone and was appointed by OSCE to advise on the creation of Serbia's War Crimes Tribunal and was actively involved with the Iraqi High Tribunal.

Anver M. Emon is Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. His research focuses on premodern and modern Islamic legal history and theory; premodern modes of governance and adjudication; and the role of Shari'a both inside and outside the Muslim world. The author of Islamic Natural Law Theories (Oxford University Press, 2010), Professor Emon is the editor in chief of Middle East Law and Governance: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Benjamin Glahn is the Former Deputy Chief Program Officer and Program Director at the Salzburg Global Seminar.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Civil rights (Islamic law) -- Congresses.
Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Islam -- Congresses.
International law and human rights -- Congresses.
Freedom of expression (Islamic law) -- Congresses.
Minorities (Islamic law) -- Congresses.
Women (Islamic law) -- Congresses.