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Under Islamic law individuals are the main recognised subjects of the law while in the system of international law states are considered the main recognised subjects. The aim of international human rights law is to create equality between individuals, reduce inequalities before the law and prevent unjustified activities by states. States in the system of public international law are recognised as being the main subjects and have therefore occupied especial position within the system. Other subjects of Islamic international law are those international organizations, institutions or entities which have, for one reason or another, been organized to carry out specific functions. The function of an organization as a subject of the law under Islamic international law does not diminish the responsibility of individuals because of their working in the organization. Similarly, the system of international law stresses the responsibility of individuals who are working for an organization.

Keywords: international human rights law; Islamic international law; public international law



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