HILAC Lecture: Islamic Law & International Humanitarian Law

15 - 15 March 2016
  • Starts at: 19:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: Humanity House
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Amsterdam Center for International Law and Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis
  • Address: Prinsegracht 8
    2512 GA The Hague

What are differences and similarities between Islamic Law and International Humanitarian Law (the law applicable during armed conflict)? Arabist and Lawyer Maurits Berger will share his views.

About the Speaker: Prof.dr. Maurits Berger, LLM (1964) is a lawyer and Arabist. He holds the chair of Islam and the West at Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), and is a senior research associate with the Clingendael Institute for International Relations in The Hague. He has worked as a lawyer in Amsterdam, and as a researcher and journalist in Cairo and Damascus. His fields of research include Islamic law, political Islam and freedom of religion. The relation between law and religion is a special interest.Professor Berger is frequently invited for consultations and presentations at (inter)national forums. He acts as an expert for media and writes regularly for newspapers.

Please note that this HILAC lecture will take place at the Humanity House. Tickets are no longer available.