Mr Murtaza Mohiqi
Assessing Taliban's Gender Apartheid: Alignment with Islamic Principles and International Human Rights Standards
Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, Afghan women face a stark regression in rights essentially entailing a state of gender apartheid. My findings highlight a nuanced landscape: while some policies claim Islamic foundation, others significantly deviate from core Islamic values, particularly regarding women's rights. Similarly, against international human rights standards, these policies often reflect severe violations. To bridge these gaps, encouraging nuanced interpretations of Islam and promoting gender equality through education and dialogues is vital. Collaborating with international organizations can aid in integrating human rights principles within Islamic frameworks. The study underscores the need for informed reforms, aligning Islamic beliefs with modern human rights, challenging gender discrimination, and upholding fundamental rights in Afghanistan.
Murtaza Mohiqi is a law lecturer, legal columnist, and human rights researcher, possessing experience in both human rights and private law at both domestic and international levels. Mohiqi's extensive research efforts focus on comprehensively examining multifaceted human rights aspects related to diverse demographic groups, including women, children, minorities, immigrants, and individuals with disabilities. He is a doctoral candidate in private law (including Islamic jurisprudence, civil law) and at the same time continues his research as an assistant professor with the Human Rights and Multiculturalism master’s program at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research also covers the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and human rights.