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dc.contributor.authorZee, Machtelden_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:10:26Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:10:26Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationZee, Machteld. (2014), Five options for the relationship between the state and sharia councils: untangling the debate on sharia councils and women's rights in the United Kingdom. Journal of Religion & Society, 16.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64339
dc.description.abstractThis study clarifies the positions in the debate on Sharia councils and women's rights in the UK by identifying the arguments for and against state accommodation of Sharia councils. In light of these arguments as well as practice and legal theory, a conceptual framework of five options a state may have is presented: i) full accommodation; ii) partial independent accommodation; iii) partial dependent accommodation; iv) no accommodation, no intervention; v) state intervention. It concludes that proponents argue in favor of "partial dependent accommodation," but that the UK, in reality, practices "no accommodation, no intervention," which has led to a bill in favor of state intervention.The Arbitration Act of 1996 provides legal jargon for religious tribunals, and under the alternative dispute resolution Sharia councils have been able to function. Sharia councils, however, do not mediate or arbitrate. The raison d'�tre of Sharia councils is dealing with one-party divorce requests based on religious law.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.subject.otherIslam and stateen_US
dc.subject.otherIslamic lawen_US
dc.subject.otherIslam--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.otherIslamic courtsen_US
dc.subject.otherMuslims--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.otherLaw--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.otherDivorce (Islamic law)en_US
dc.titleFive options for the relationship between the state and sharia councils: untangling the debate on sharia councils and women's rights in the United Kingdomen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume16en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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