Monday, 11 February 2008

Financial Times: Some civil jurisdiction but no parallel legal system

[...] Under the Archbishop's proposals, Muslim groups would be expected to follow the precedent set by Beth Din, the Jewish court, which legally arbitrates marital and financial disputes between Orthodox Jews.

Family lawyers said this might mean establishment of local Sharia councils, which could deal with Muslim marriages and divorces, among other civil matters. It would not allow for the creation of a "parallel" legal system. Read more
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