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Gender and Islamic Criminal Law in Nigeria: The Zina Case of Ms Amina Lawal (Part 2 of the author’s lecture series ‘Crime in Islamic Legal Tradition: A Reapprisal’)

Hamzić, Vanja (2014) Gender and Islamic Criminal Law in Nigeria: The Zina Case of Ms Amina Lawal (Part 2 of the author’s lecture series ‘Crime in Islamic Legal Tradition: A Reapprisal’). In: Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop, Institute for Global Law and Policy (of Harvard Law School), January 2014, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.

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Abstract

This lecture provides a case study for the previously-conducted general historical exploration of the fundamental tenets of Islamic criminal law. It introduces the pluralist legal system of Nigeria, with a particular focus on Muslim zina (adultery) laws, which were enacted in 1999 and 2000 in 12 northern Nigerian Muslim-majority federal states. The lecture focuses on legal, political and social controversies surrounding the introduction of zina laws, and the subsequent high-profile sharī'a trials on adultery charges of several Muslim women, most notably Ms Amina Lawal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Lecture)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL)
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > KB Religious Law in General > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Depositing User: Vanja Hamzic
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2014 13:19
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19046

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