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Sharia-Courts

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/02/2018
Summary: 

As black and minority women and human rights campaigners, we voice our dismay at the outcome of the independent review on Sharia laws commissioned by the government in 2016.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
05/02/2018
Summary: 

A controversial review into the state of Sharia law in the United Kingdom and the bodies administering it has revealed the British government to be unaware of exactly how many of the Islamic law councils are operating in the country, an admission of systemic discrimination against women, including the victim of forced marriage being asked to appear alongside her family, with an “inappropriate” adoption of civil legal terms used.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/11/2016
Summary: 

A young British-Pakistani woman reportedly was raped by her husband and left fearing for her and her children’s lives after a Sharia court forced to her reveal her address and to try and get back with him. "Lubna," which is not her real name, had already obtained a legal divorce through the British courts from her violent husband, but after her mother was pressured by the Muslim community in which they lived in London, she was forced to seek a Sharia divorce as well. First the clerics tried to persuade her to attempt a reconciliation with her abusive husband.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/02/2018
Summary: 

IT is absolutely right that Home Secretary Amber Rudd has rejected moves to legitimise sharia courts in Britain. In fact, it is deeply worrying that an independent review peopled by noted academics should have urged her to do so in the first place. We already have a legal system that has not only been built up over many hundreds of years but which is emulated by a third of all countries in the world. 

We do not need sharia courts

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/03/2017
Summary: 
  • Channel 4 documentary is granted access to Birmingham Central Mosque
  • Filmed over a year, provides an eye-opening insight into lives of British Muslims
  • First episode looks at marriage and relationships between Muslims
  • Men and women who have Islamic weddings aren't married in eyes of British law
  • Birmingham Central Mosque's Sharia Court has the only female judge in the UK
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Summary: 

This week more than 300 women who have faced abuse issued a warning of the growing threat to their rights by Sharia courts and parallel legal systems. Also this week, One Law for All submitted devastating new evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Sharia Councils on how violence and gender inequality lie at the heart of the courts. By permitting Sharia courts, Britain is clearly failing to meet its obligations to gender equality in the family as specified in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/02/2008
Summary: 

Sharia law "courts" are already dealing with crime on the streets of London, it has emerged. The revelation came after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, called for an "accommodation" with parts of the Islamic legal code in a speech which attracted widespread condemnation. The Archbishop said parts of civil law could be dealt with under the sharia system but already some communities have gone much further - and it was revealed today that a teenage stabbing case among the Somali community in Woolwich had been dealt with by a sharia "trial".

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