Welcome to ACIHL website
The Arab Center for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Education (ACIHL)was established in the year 2000 by a group of human right activists and accredited legal experts from Arabic countries.
ACIHL is an apolitical and non-lucrative ONG that aims to extend its services and activities to the entire Arab World and Europe. The Center specializes in the training, studies, research, translation, documentation and education of International Humanitarian law and Human Rights.
Human Dignity and War: the Islamic Perspective
The protection of human life and respect for human dignity are the basis of the teachings of Muslim religion.
War, which threatens this life, and practices that interfere with this dignity, are forbidden by rules of Muslim Law or the Shari'a.
We will begin our report with a general presentation of the rules of Muslim Law or the Shari'a (I). Then, recalling the rules of this Law we will consider the categories of different countries in Muslim Law (II), looking in particular at rules forbidding interference with human dignity (III). Finally we will provide a practical example of respect for human dignity in action through articles from 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (IV).