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John O. Voll

of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in 2003 to affirm the Turkish Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve the Refah Party, which was charged with being a religious party and thereby violating the Turkish Constitution. Christoffersen argues that the distinctions between sacred and

Moussa Abou-Ramadan

) 27 Fordham International Law Journal , at 4, 52; Moussa Abou Ramadan, “Notes on Shar ì a a , Human Rights, Democracy and the European Court of Human Rights,” Israel Law Review 2006 (forthcoming). be interpreted adequately to human rights. 46 The claim in fact is more at the level of the sources of

Yüksel Sezgin

constitutionality of mufti decisions.
 As a member of the Council of Europe, Greece recognizes the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).  A Greek Muslim who alleges a violation of Convention rights due to the application of Islamic law can lodge a complaint at the Strasbourg Court after

Sherman A. Jackson

European Court of Human Rights described sharī‘ah in the following terms: “Principles such as pluralism in the political sphere or the constant evolution of public freedoms have no place in it … . It is difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a