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What Is the Place of Sharia Law in European Legal Systems?

Dr Lorenzo Zucca

in A Secular Europe

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199592784
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191738906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592784.003.0006
What Is the Place of Sharia Law in European Legal Systems?

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The place of sharia law in European political societies varies. It is incorrect to believe that we can simply turn a blind eye to religious laws or to treat them as irrelevant. They are very relevant for a growing number of people, and secular states want to be able to monitor the way in which religious norms affect the lives of people. The fundamental point raised in this chapter is that the practice of religious norms has to be compatible with the general framework of law set by ordinary norms.

Keywords: Sharia law; parallel legal systems; muslim arbitration tribunal; plural jurisdiction; reasonable accommodation

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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