Bill limiting sharia law is motivated by ‘concern for Muslim women’ – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in arbitration, bills, islamic law, news, sex discrimination, tribunals, women by tracey

“Islamic courts would be forced to acknowledge the primacy of English law under a bill being introduced in the House of Lords. The bill, proposed by Lady Cox and backed by women’s rights groups and the National Secular Society, was drawn up because of ‘deep concerns’ that Muslim women are suffering discrimination within closed sharia law councils.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011