False Jurisdictions? A Revisionist Take on Customary (Religious) Law in Germany
- Gender, Colonialism and Rabbinical Courts in Mandate Palestine. FISHBAYN JOFFE, LISA // Religion & Gender;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p101
The distribution of powers between the state and religious groups plays an important role in shaping how controversies over multicultural toleration and women's rights under religious law can be resolved. Some structures encourage dialogue while others make it difficult. In Israel, the presence...
- RELIGIOUS AND CUSTOMARY LAWS IN NIGERIA. Oba, Abdulmumini A. // Emory International Law Review;2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p881
An essay is presented on religious and customary laws in Nigeria in 2011, focusing on the pluralistic nature of the Nigerian legal system, as well as the three legal traditions in Nigeria which include English common law, Islamic law, and customary law. Nigeria is reportedly a pluralistic nation...
- 'Transformative Accommodation' and Religious Law. Jackson, Bernard // Ecclesiastical Law Journal;May2009, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p131
This paper examines the concept of 'transformative accommodation', which the Archbishop of Canterbury invoked in his February 2008 lecture on 'Civil and religious law in England', stressing the need for both the state and religious communities to contemplate internal change. Although he made no...
- Legislative Recognition of Muslim Marriages in South Africa. Manjoo, Rashida // International Journal of Legal Information;Summer2004, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p271
The article discusses legislative recognition of Muslim marriages in South Africa. Both theoretically and constitutionally, South Africa is a secular state with many religious and non-religious groupings co-existing with each other. The reality is that there is widespread observance of both...
- Editor's Introduction. Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam // Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia;Winter2008/2009, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p3
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by Sirina Gail Fondahl on ecological consciousness and ecological culture, one by Erkin V. Enchinov on customary laws of marriage and divorce in Siberia, and one by Darima A. Nikolaeva on family laws.
- FAMILY LAW AND CUSTOM IN PAKISTAN. Mansuri, Ghazala // Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies;2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
It is often the case that during the process of development, formal and informal institutions co-exist for significant periods of time. Informal institutions can also "step into the breach" created by lacunae in laws and formal mechanisms for redress. An important question in this context is...
- PAPER CLIPS. Webber, Diane // Scholastic Scope;11/15/2004, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p12
Presents information related to historical aspects of Holocaust.
- EMERGING APPLICATIONS OF JEWISH LAW IN AMERICAN LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP: AN INTRODUCTION. Levine, Samuel J. // Journal of Law & Religion (Journal of Law & Religion);2007/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p43
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one on the relevance of Jewish law to debate in the U.S. regarding taxation and distributive justice by Adam Chodorow and another by Chaim Saiman that explores Jewish law in the contemporary discussions of law and religion.
- HÄ°TÄ°T, ROMA, Ä°SLAM VE YAHUDÄ° HUKUKLARI ÃœZERÄ°NE MUKAYESELÄ° BÄ°R Ã‡ALIÅžMA. Savaş, Abdurrahman // Journal of Islamic Law Studies;2011, Issue 18, p243
It is well known that Hittite legal codes consists of many subjects pertaining to criminal, family and property laws. These legal matters found in detail in Roman, Judaic and Islamic laws as well. In our study we have tried to explain how Hittite legal codes had their effect particularly on...