Brunei and Malaysia are promoting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration but enforce a brand of Islamic law that systematically violates it. The paradoxical ways in which policymakers are navigating between the two, and the empirical realities of Islamic governance, impede the project of a transdoctrinal justification of human rights.
Paradoxical Normativities in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia: Islamic Law and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
Dr. Dominik M. Müller is a post-doctoral fellow in political anthropology at the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, and was a visiting scholar at the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, while preparing the final version of this article. He is the author of Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS (Routledge, 2014). Email: <email@example.com>.
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Dominik M. Müller; Paradoxical Normativities in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia: Islamic Law and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. Asian Survey 1 June 2016; 56 (3): 415–441. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.415
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