English law applies to Islamic marriage, judge rules in divorce case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in divorce, financial provision, Islam, islamic law, marriage, news by tracey

‘A high court judge has decided that a couple’s Islamic marriage falls within the scope of English matrimonial law, in a ruling that could have implications for thousands of Muslims in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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Don’t use ‘cab rank’ system for burials, coroners to be told – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, islamic law, Judaism, news by sally

‘Coroners across the country are to be formally instructed to take into account the religious requirements of families when deciding whether to prioritise the burial of their dead, in the wake of a High Court ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2018

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ECHR Articles 9 and 14 – Local Government Law

‘In R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London (2018) EWHC 969 (Admin) a Divisional Court (Singh LJ and Whipple J) observed (paragraph 94) that in Eweida v UK the ECtHR emphasized the importance of the rights set out in Article 9, and stated that there are several things of importance to note about the terms of Article 9.’

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Local Government Law, 1st May 2018

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Coroner defeated over controversial ‘cab-rank’ burial policy – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Divisional Court has ruled that the Senior Coroner for Inner North London acted unlawfully in adopting a policy that resulted in Jewish and Muslim families facing delays in the burials of family members, contrary to their religious beliefs. The policy was held to amount to an unlawful fetter upon her discretion, and also to be irrational, to breach Articles 9 and 14 of the ECHR and to amount to indirect discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 (“EQA”).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st May 2018

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Coroner ordered to change ‘cab-rank’ burial release policy – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, islamic law, Judaism, news by tracey

‘A London coroner has been ordered by the High Court to change her “cab-rank” queuing policy for handling burials after it was ruled “unlawful”.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2018

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Coroner who refuses to let Jewish or Muslim burials skip the queue accused of breaching human rights – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner who refuses to allow Jews or Muslims to skip the burial queue has been accused of breaching human rights laws at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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Chief coroner considers ‘cab rank’ burial rule to be unlawful – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, islamic law, Judaism, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The law firm challenging a coroner’s policy of applying a “cab rank” rule for burials by refusing to prioritise them on religious grounds has welcomed what he describes as the chief coroner’s “support”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st March 2018

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A Fear of Sharia: why the Independent Report is a wasted opportunity – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 8th, 2018 in islamic law, news, reports by tracey

‘n a guest post, Russell Sandberg, Head of Law and Reader in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff, is fairly unimpressed with the report of the Independent Review into the Application of Sharia Law in England and Wales.’

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Law & Religion UK, 7th February 2018

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Sharia law review recommends civil marriage alongside religious ceremony – Family Law

Posted February 5th, 2018 in Islam, islamic law, marriage, news by sally

‘An independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales published by the Home Office has recommended that Muslim couples must undergo a civil marriage alongside a religious ceremony, in a move expected to give Muslim women increased legal protection.’

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Family Law, 5th February 2018

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Sharia in England and Wales: report of the independent review – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in islamic law, news by sally

‘The Home Office has today [1 February] published the report of the independent review chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui into the application by sharia councils in England and Wales of sharia law. In brief, the report makes three recommendations: for legislative change, for awareness campaigns and for regulation.’

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Law & Religion UK, 1st February 2018

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Applying sharia law in England and Wales: independent review – Home Office

Posted February 1st, 2018 in islamic law, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Independent review by Professor Mona Siddiqui and a review panel of experts into the application of sharia law in England and Wales by sharia councils.’

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Home Office, 1st February 2018

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The process for Jewish and Muslim women seeking a divorce – Family Law

Posted December 12th, 2017 in dispute resolution, divorce, islamic law, Judaism, news by sally

‘The Islamic Sharia Council and the Jewish Beth Din provide private, faith-related dispute resolution in a non-legal setting.’

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Family Law, 11th December 2017

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Unregistered marriages – time to register calls for law reform? – Family Law

Posted December 5th, 2017 in Islam, islamic law, marriage, news by tracey

‘Planning a dream wedding can be hugely stressful at the best of times. At the worst of times, however, the dream can turn to a nightmare for some Muslim women who may later realise that their marriage is not recognised as valid under English law.’

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Family Law, 4th December 2017

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Most women in UK who have Islamic wedding miss out on legal rights

Posted November 21st, 2017 in divorce, islamic law, marriage, news, women by sally

‘Six in 10 women in the UK who have had a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony are not in legally recognised marriages, depriving them of rights and protection, according to a survey.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2017

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Law and religion round-up – 5th November – Law & Religion UK

‘A week in which the Westminster sexual exploitation scandal continued to claim scalps, there was an important report on House of Lords reform – and Brexit rumbled on’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th November 2017

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UKIP, niqabs, burqas – and bans – Law & Religion UK

‘UKIP has made a commitment in its Manifesto to ban the public wearing of the burqa and niqab. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, UKIP’s leader, Paul Nuttall, said wearing a burqa or niqab in public was a barrier to integration and a security risk and that Muslim women who defied the ban would face a fine. Somewhat counter-intuitively, he also told Andrew Marr that “Manfred Weber, who’s the leader of the biggest group in the European Parliament, is now talking about an EU-wide ban. We can either be on the curve on this or behind the curve.” UKIP also proposes to outlaw sharia in the UK, though Nuttall told Marr that there were no proposals to ban Jewish religious courts because the Jewish population was smaller than the Muslim population.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th April 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update April 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 20th April 2017

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Bank of England proposes ‘fund-based’ sharia-compliant liquidity facility – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 12th, 2017 in banking, islamic law, news by sally

‘The Bank of England is proposing to introduce a “fund-based” deposit facility for Islamic banks, which would allow them to obtain access to additional liquidity when necessary in a way that is compliant with sharia law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th April 2017

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What is it with judges and women? – The Guardian

‘Men who inflict terrible violence on their partners are walking free from courts that treat their crimes lightly.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update March 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Frances Bailey, Principal Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 16th March 2017

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