Research

Islamic Family Law Project

Project Description

A comprehensive analysis of the sources and scope of Islamic family law around the world, and of possible reforms in light of international and domestic human rights norms.

Sponsors

The Ford Foundation

Directors
Other Participants
  • Liazzat Bonate, University of London
  • Codou Bop, GREFELS, Senegal
  • Rohit Chopra, Emory University
  • Maria Fadlemula, Emory University
  • Svetlana Peshkova, Emory University
  • Jyoti Punwani, journalist, India
  • Deborah Scroggins, journalist, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Somnur Vardar, journalist, Turkey
  • Lynn Welchman, University of London
  • Saira Zuberi, University of London

Project Publications

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Islamic Family Law in a Changing World: A Global Resource Book, Zed Books, 2002 Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Women and Land in Africa: Culture, Religion, and Realizing Women's Rights, Zed Books, 2003 L. Muthoni Wanyeki
Women's Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform, Zed Books, 2004 Lynn Welchman
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In Their Own Words

"The emergence of the Law and Religion Program has coincided with a resurgence in this country of the debates about the role of religion and the debate in the public square. The program has not taken a single ideological stance, but it has made possible the debate of faith in the public square, the relationship of moral concepts to legal obligations, the role of the church and the state and the state in the church. The program has made possible those debates with incredible historical accuracy and with an understanding of the nuances of the differences among the faith traditions."

–Frank S. Alexander