Andrea Pin (PhD, University of Turin, Italy) is associate professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Padua, where he has taught Constitutional Law, Comparative Public Law, and Islamic Law, and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University (USA).
His interests mainly focus on constitutionalism in Middle East as well as on comparative perspectives on religious liberty, constitutional interpretation, and federalism. He has authored two books (Laicità e islam nell'ordinamento italiano, Cedam, 2010; La sovranità in America, Cedam, 2012), and dozens of legal articles. His works have appeared in Italian, English, French, and Spanish. Between 2011 and 2013 he was clerk justice at the Italian Constitutional Court.
personal page: http://didattica.unipd.it/offerta/docente/0528296D525138F563B57431FC900DBF
The Islamic perspective on Human rights. Islam and Human Rights in Contemporary Constitutionalism
The course aims at offering students the basic knowledge on Islamic constitutionalism and human rights, evaluating the different Islamic models and legal ideas that circulate worldwide, and how they intertwine with global human rights discourse at large. The course focuses on a) classic and modern conceptualization of human rights in Islam; b) the relationship between Shari‘a and human rights in Islamic thinking; c) human rights and Islamic constitutionalism d) Islamic legal thinking as an alternative or as a source of human rights’ global discourse. It covers Islamic discourse on fundamental liberties, as well as minorities’ protection, democracy, and rule of law.