Ana Tcheishvili


In Islamic states, massive violation of human rights, sadly, is a well-known topic for the contemporary world. Much research and work has been published in this direction, which underlines the ac- tual situation in Islamic states concerning specific rights. The nov- elty of the particular work is not in discussing concrete right/rights, but in analyzing Islams influence on the formation of the judiciary system and then on implementing the judiciary governance. The judiciary system is a fundament, through which the study of the problems of Islamic countries should begin. The article discusses eleven Islamic states and their judiciary systems. While working on the research, the constitutions of all of them were found, particu- larly the records on the judiciary. The similarities-differences in the countries under examination are separated by the method of com- parative analysis. The research aims to show the distinguishing features in a narrow group, particularly in Islamic countries. These distinctive features directly impact the quality of human rights pro- tection in specific countries. The research has shown that the reli- gious affiliation of the population is not the only reason for the influ- ence of Islam on the judicial system. An example is Turkey, in case of which, even though 98% of its population is a follower of Islam, in terms of human rights protection, does not share the conditions of other Islamic countries. The importance of the topic discussed in the article is pressing, as evidenced by the modern protest in the world, which began with the tragic death of a 22-year-old Iranian girl, Mahsa Amin, behind which the judicial system discussed in the article stands. To sum up, the article offers interesting findings on the problematic aspects of the Far and not so Far East.