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Copyright (c) 2007 The University of Chicago
Chicago Journal of International Law

ARTICLE: SYMPOSIUM: ISLAM AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: Islamic Law in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice: An Analysis

Summer, 2007

8 Chi. J. Int'l L. 85

Author

Clark B. Lombardi *

Excerpt

I. INTRODUCTION

Professor Lori Damrosch has long been interested in the role that Islamic law 1 has played in shaping the evolution of international law. 2 This Article is an attempt to answer a question she once asked me. Knowing that I was interested in the way that contemporary legal professionals, particularly judges, interpret Islamic law, Professor Damrosch suggested roughly ten years ago that I examine opinions from the UN's International Court of Justice ("ICJ" or "Court") and ask how judges on the ICJ used Islamic law to help resolve disputes or advance the work of the Court. At the time, I thought her proposal quixotic. In my limited reading of ICJ cases, I had never noticed Islamic law being mentioned except in a tangential way. 3 My impression that the ICJ did not cite Islamic law was, I knew, shared by others. 4 Professor Damrosch, however, pointed to several separate (concurring or dissenting) opinions going back to 1969 in which ICJ judges referred to Islamic law. These suggested, she thought, that ICJ judges were aware of Islamic law and the role that it might play in creating or legitimizing the international legal order. There had never been a systematic study of Islamic legal references in Court opinions--who was citing Islamic law and why. Someone, she thought, should carry out such a study. And that someone, she suggested, was me. She asked me to get back to her when I had an answer.

Now, almost ten years later, I am ...
 
 
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