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Application of islamic law in the Uk and universal human rights


Manea, Elham (2020). Application of islamic law in the Uk and universal human rights. Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, (29):72-87.

Abstract

Should Islamic Law be introduced into Western legal system? At the heart of the issue is a debate on legal pluralism, which envisions a society where different laws apply to different religious groups. This paper explores question using the British case of Sharia Councils. Building on the author’s knowledge of the situation of women in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries, she undertook firsthand analysis of the Islamic Sharia councils and Muslim arbitration tribunals in various British cities. She offers a pointed critique of legal pluralism, highlighting the type of Islamic law being used and its human rights ramifications.

Abstract

Should Islamic Law be introduced into Western legal system? At the heart of the issue is a debate on legal pluralism, which envisions a society where different laws apply to different religious groups. This paper explores question using the British case of Sharia Councils. Building on the author’s knowledge of the situation of women in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries, she undertook firsthand analysis of the Islamic Sharia councils and Muslim arbitration tribunals in various British cities. She offers a pointed critique of legal pluralism, highlighting the type of Islamic law being used and its human rights ramifications.

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Other titles:Derecho humanos y aplicación de la ley islámica en el Reino Unido
Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > General Social Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:pluralism-islamic, law-human rights, women’s rights, british sharia councils, muslim, arbitration, tribunals
Language:English, Spanish
Date:17 December 2020
Deposited On:17 Feb 2021 09:37
Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 21:00
Publisher:Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
ISSN:1887-4460
Additional Information:Journal of International Mediterranean Studies Artikel spanisch und englisch
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.15366/reim2020.29.006

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