Examining the Islamic Law of War as a Pre-Westphalian International Humanitarian Law

By Neiha Lasharie (MALD ’21)

Neiha’s research and professional interests lie at the intersection of international law and justice, decoloniality, and Islamic law and jurisprudence. She is particularly interested in how reifying Islamic law as a source of international law may shore up (or at least problematize) the latter’s substantive shortcomings. She wrote her capstone, titled “Beyond Criminal Traffic: Towards a reckoning in the international human trafficking regime,” on the colonial roots and legacy of the international white slavery/human trafficking regime. At Fletcher, she was additionally involved with the Fletcher South Asia Society, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and was part of the organizing team for the Decolonizing International Relations Conference 2020. Neiha recently graduated with her MALD degree, and is now a JD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.

Examining the Islamic Law of War as a Pre-Westphalian International Humanitarian Law by Neiha Lasharie

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