[PAST EVENT] Islam, Human Rights, and Social Justice

February 13, 2013
Andrews Hall, Room 101
605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Against the background of proclaimed Sharia implementation in the North of Nigeria, this lecture will address the gap between Islamic ideals and the Muslim political leaders' failure to deliver justice, and how this gap fuels the unrest being witnessed in Nigeria and other Muslim countries. In addition to an overview of Islamic values, it will examine specific strategies, appropriate to the contemporary context, that need to be adopted to improve respect for human rights and delivery of social justice within Muslim societies, using Nigeria as a case study.

Dr. Tabiu has previously served in the Ministry of Justice in Kano State, Nigeria, taught in the Faculty of Law at Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto State, and served as Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Jigawa State. He was also the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory, and currently teaches in the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University in Kano.

Dr. Tabiu has published books on criminal justice and human rights in Nigeria, and numerous chapters on Islamic law, human rights, and social justice.

[[eastefanik, Beth Stefanik]], Communications Manager, Reves Center for International Studies