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Musawah, CEDAW, and Muslim Family Laws in the 21st Century

Lynn Welchman

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641444
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741104 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0018
Musawah, CEDAW, and Muslim Family Laws in the 21st Century

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This chapter explores some of the resonances and dissonances that appear in the recent positions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), those adopted by Musawah (as described in Chapter 15 by Ziba Mir-Hosseini), and some relatively recent developments in the Muslim family law codifications of certain members of the League of Arab States.

Keywords: Musawah; CEDAW; Muslim family law; League of Arab States

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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