6/11/08The Koran on Human Rights and Governance. The Caux Round Table and the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) have been studying the guidance for good government from the Koran (Qur’an). IIUM has published four resulting essays in book form: (1) A presentation of guidance in the Koran. (2) A commentary on the convergence of that guidance with principles of good governance in the Confucian and Western constitutional traditions. (3) An analysis of new research in neuro-science, genetics and evolutionary biology as it describes a natural inclination of the human person toward moral and responsible behavior. (4) A discussion of historic tendencies in Muslim states that may have fallen short of guidance in the Koran.