CENTHRA’s concept of human rights is derived from the validity of belief in the Revelations to Prophet Muhammad (S.AW.). Human rights from the Muslim perspective are among the sacred rights given to God’s creations, specifically Man, which are to be guarded and exercised with responsibility and within limits that have also been divinely preordained. These rights, responsibilities and limits have been holistically addressed in Muslim Syariah Laws whose main principles are the protection of religion, life, intellect, property, and lineage.
CENTHRA believes in the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of secular-based and revelation-based human values by avoiding reductionism in the interpretation of human rights, which must remain multi-dimensional and sensitive to the pecularities of people of faith, which form the majority of the global population.
CENTHRA strives towards the establishment of a more equitable human rights understanding where its implementation addresses conflicts with religious law and tradition, particularly of Islam, brought about by the existing Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948, the the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 1966, and the International Convention on Economic and Social Rights (ICESR) 1966, which all form the International Bill of Rights. This alternative understanding and approach is thought crucial if these international human rights instruments are to be truly thought of and realised as universal.
CENTHRA aims to provide a proper platform to articulate the Malaysia’s Muslim model of human rights while contributing to the broader perspective of the human rights debate within all non-secular, in particular Abrahamic, cultures to serve the propose of broadening the human rights debate to all nations and cultures by adopting the term “Human Rights Equity” in its formulations.
CENTHRA is backed by prominent individuals in the Malaysian academia, legal practitioners and civil society. Individuals from the Malaysian academia makes up the community of Research Fellows in various disciplines, which supports CENTHRA’s research function.
Timbalan Ketua Penasihat Bahagian Penasihat Shari’ah
Pejabat Peguam Negara
Ahli Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Murni Aqidah
Felo Utama Pusat Kajian Syariah, Undang-Undang dan Politik, IKIM
Timbalan Naib Cancelor Hal Ehwal Pelajar dan Alumni
Professor Undang-Undang Keluarga, Wanita dan Kanak-Kanak
Deputy CEO, IAIS
Pengarah Pusat Kajian Syariah, Undang-Undang dan Politik, IKIM
Pensyarah Fakulti Undang-Undang, Universiti Indonesia
Advokat dan Aktivis Pusat Hak Asasi Manusia Indonesia (PAHAM)
Ketua Program Strategi dan Perhubungan Antarabangsa, UKM
Deputy Dean Student Affairs
Pengarah Urusan Karwayan Bestari Sdn Bhd
Timbalan Dekan (Penyelidikan & Pembangunan) Fakulti Undang-Undang & Hubungan Antarabangsa
Timbalan Pengarah (Hal Ehwal Mahasiswa)
Ketua Pusat Pengajian Undang-Undang, Fakulti Undang-Undang & Hubungan Antarabangsa