English law is fair to women, not ‘unfair’ to Muslims – Daily Telegraph

“This country recognises the equal rights of husband and wife in a divorce, so will not recognise a prenup agreement that is unfair to the woman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2012

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A Practical and Legal Analysis of Islamic Marriage, Divorce and Dowry – Family Law Week

Posted February 1st, 2012 in divorce, islamic law, marriage, news by sally

“Charlotte Proudman, a pupil at Coram Chambers, provides some legal and practical guidance on Islamic marriage, divorce and dowry and describes the procedures at Birmingham Central Mosque’s Sharia Council.”

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Family Law Week, 31st January 2012

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Sharia law compatible with human rights, argues leading barrister – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2012 in human rights, islamic law, news by sally

“A leading barrister has called for the UK to become more sharia-literate, while arguing that Islamic law can be compatible with the toughest human rights legislation.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2012

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Sharia: a law unto itself? – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2011 in courts, divorce, islamic law, news, women by sally

“Critics claim that the spread of Sharia law is creating a parallel legal system that opposes equal rights. We get a rare glimpse of an Islamic court at work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2011

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Baroness Cox: ‘If we ignore wrongs, we condone them’ – The Independent

Posted June 20th, 2011 in islamic law, news, women by sally

“When Baroness Cox takes up a cause, she invariably courts controversy. Her latest – a campaign against sharia law – is no exception. Jerome Taylor meets her.”

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The Independent, 20th June 2011

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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

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Rape within marriage is ‘impossible’, claims Muslim cleric – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 15th, 2010 in domestic violence, islamic law, news, rape by sally

“A senior Muslim cleric in charge of Britain’s largest group of sharia law courts has claimed that there is no such thing as rape within marriage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2010

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What isn’t wrong with Sharia law? – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2010 in arbitration, children, islamic law, news, tribunals, women by sally

“To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

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Fears over non-Muslims’ use of Islamic law to resolve disputes – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2010 in dispute resolution, islamic law, law firms, news, tribunals by sally

“Campaigners have voiced concerns over a growing number of non-Muslims using Islamic law to resolve legal disputes in Britain despite controversy over the role of sharia law.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2010

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Change would help to expose unjust rulings – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2009 in islamic law, news by sally

“The move towards creating Britain’s first formal network of Sharia courts is a logical next step after the encouragement given to Islamic tribunals by leading legal and church leaders.”

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The Times, 21st July 2009

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Scholar denies that Islamic divorce procedure is biased against women – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2009 in divorce, islamic law, news, sex discrimination by sally

“Opponents of Sharia have long complained that it involves an inherent bias against women and treats them as second-rate citizens.”

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The Times, 21st July 2009

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Non-Muslims turning to Sharia courts to resolve civil disputes – The Times

Posted July 21st, 2009 in dispute resolution, islamic law, news by sally

“Increasing numbers of non-Muslims are turning to Sharia courts to resolve commercial disputes and other civil matters, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 21st July 2009

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Sharia courts: are their rulings breaching British law? – The Times

Posted June 30th, 2009 in islamic law, news by sally

“Sharia courts operate in Britain in the shadows. Little is known about them or their rulings or how extensive their network is or the reach of their jurisdiction.”

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The Times, 30th June 2009

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The Big Question: How do Britain’s sharia courts work, and are they a good thing? – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2009 in islamic law, news by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

Civitas, an independent research organisation, has issued a report saying that there are many more sharia courts operating in the United Kingdom than we thought. It was known that there were such courts operating in London, Manchester, Bradford, Birmingham and Nuneaton, but no-one knows how many there are. By examining online fatwa sites, the author calculated that there at least 85, most operating out of mosques, but some located in cafes or Muslim schools across the country.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2009

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Dozens of sharia courts are giving illegal advice, claims Civitas report – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2009 in islamic law, news by sally

“Dozens of sharia courts in the UK are regularly giving illegal advice on issues including marriage and divorce, a report published today claims.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2009

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Sharia law should be introduced into legal system, says leading barrister – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“A leading barrister has said that Sharia law should be incorporated into the English legal system, it has been reported.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2008

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Lord Bingham: ‘no reason’ to exclude Sharia – The Times

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“Muslim communities should have the right to decide their own disputes provided they are subject to our laws, one of Britain’s most senior legal figures has said.”

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The Times, 3rd November 2008

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Jack Straw makes clear Sharia principles subject to English law – The Times

Posted October 31st, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“Jack Straw last night made clear that Sharia principles will always be subject to English law.”

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The Times, 31st October 2008

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Seal of approval for Sharia councils? – The Times

Posted October 28th, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“Bridget Prentice, the Justice Minister, has put the legitimacy of Sharia rulings in the limelight again with suggestions that mediation on family disputes could go before English judges.”

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The Times, 28th October 2008

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Sharia law incompatible with human rights legislation, Lords say – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“The House of Lords today drew stark attention to the conflict between sharia and UK law, calling the Islamic legal code ‘wholly incompatible’ with human rights legislation.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2008

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