Triple Talaq before the Indian Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has to decide a case that has captured India’s political, constitutional and social imagination – a challenge to the constitutional validity of triple talaq, a practice that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife unilaterally simply by uttering the word “talaq” thrice.

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Caring for the soul: authority, ethics and knowledge practices in British sharia councils

In Recht im Kontext’s Rechtskulturen Colloquium this Monday, 18 June 2012, Rechtskulturen Fellow Julie Billaud will present her paper "Caring for the soul: authority, ethics and knowledge practices in British sharia councils". In her abstract, she writes: "For the past 10 years, demands for recognition of European Muslims’ legal needs have been interpreted as the […]

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