Almost 1400 years after the Prophet Muhammad first articulated God's law - the shari'a - its earthly interpreters are still arguing over what it means. Hardliners reduce it to amputations, veiling and holy war. Others say that it is humanity's only guarantee of a just society.
'The current political environment in Pakistan and the role of legal fraternity.'
A long serving human rights activist, Ms Jahangir will talk on the current political situation of Pakistan, and the role of the legal fraternity within Pakistan.
There will be a Q&A session following Ms Jahangir's talk.
Date: 7 February 2012 Time: 5:45 - 7pm Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, Russell Square: College Buildings, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Type of Event: Lecture Series:Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East
Somalia is a failed state, representing a threat to itself, its neighbours and the wider world. In recent years, it has become notorious for the piracy off its coast and the rise of Islamic extremism, opening it up as a new 'southern front' in the war on terror. At least that is how it is inevitably portrayed by politicians and in the media.
Dr Robert Lambert is a Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSPTV) at the University of St Andrews and co-Director of the European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC). Prior to embarking on a second career in academia, Robert completed over thirty years service with the Metropolitan Police in London, the bulk of which was in counter-terrorism.