Second Legal Seminar for Pakistani Islamic Scholars

Max Planck Foundation conducts legal seminar for Pakistani ulama

The Max Planck Foundation conducted a seminar from 22 August to 2 September 2016 for Pakistani Islamic scholars, known as ulama, on the relationship between public international law, constitutional law and Islamic law. The seminar aims to strengthen the participants’ expertise in international and constitutional law through collaborative learning that adopts an interdisciplinary approach.

Dr. Zubair Abbasi of the Lahore University for Management Sciences addressed the relationship between public international law and international constitutional law with Islamic law. The seminar was structured in an interactive format to facilitate collaborative learning.

The seminar is part of a programme aimed at the legal education of Pakistani ulama (2015 to 2016). The participants will now undertake academic research on a topic emanating from the seminar. They will present their research paper at the research seminars of this programme.