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Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States. A Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy

Welchman, Lynn (2007) Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States. A Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (ISIM Series on Contemporary Muslim Societies)

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Abstract

This book combines an examination of women's rights in Muslim family law in Arab states from the Gulf to North Africa with discussions of the public debates surrounding the issues that are raised in processes of codification and amenement. This study considers new laws along with older statutes to comment on patterns and dynamics of change both in the texts of the laws and in the processes by which they are drafted and issued. It draws on original legal texts as well as on extensive secondary literature for an insight into practice; interventions by women's rights organisations and other parties are drawn on to identify areas of the laws that remain contested. The discussions are set in the contemporary global context that internationalises the domestic and regional discussions.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
ISBN: 9789053569740
Depositing User: Huei-Lan Liu
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2008 15:11
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3469

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