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Khadduri as gatekeeper of the Islamic Law of Nations? (2018)
Book Chapter
Allain, J. (2018). Khadduri as gatekeeper of the Islamic Law of Nations?. In International law and Islam: historical explorations, 127-145. Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004388376_008

This chapter demonstrates the discrepancy between Majid Khadduri’s representation of Muhammad Shaybani and the Siyar – the Islamic Law of Nations – in his 1966 The Islamic Law of Nations, and that found in Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi’s 1998 translation of Sh... Read More

Contemporary slavery and its definition in law (2017)
Book Chapter
Allain, J. (2017). Contemporary slavery and its definition in law. In A. Bunting, & J. Quirk (Eds.), Contemporary slavery: Popular rhetoric and political practice, 36-66. UBC Press

Decolonisation as the source of the concepts of Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes (2017)
Book Chapter
Allain, J. (2017). Decolonisation as the source of the concepts of Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes. In Z. Yihdego, M. Geboye Desta, & F. Merso (Eds.), Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law 2016, 35-59. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55898-1_3

The scholarly consensus is that jus cogens emerged from the work of the UN International Law Commission on invalidation of treaties, and the International Court of Justice developed the concept of obligations erga omnes in its wake. This study cha... Read More

Slavery and its definition (2012)
Journal Article
Allain, J., & Bales, K. (2012). Slavery and its definition. Global Dialogue, 14(2), 6-14

Had the abolitionists of the past, the likes of Abraham Lincoln or William Wilberforce, been able to see into the twenty-first century, what might have struck them as very strange was that while they had come far in ending slavery and suppressing hum... Read More