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How, if at all, should a national legal system adapt to religious pluralism in relation to marriage?

27th November, 2018 @ 14:30 - 17:00

Woolf Institute

Overview

Seminar on the recognition of religious law by national courts, particularly in the field of marriage and divorce. Organised together with the Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and EPLO (European Public Law Organisation).

2.30pm start – speakers present for 15 minutes each

3.30pm - break for refreshments

4pm resume – panel discussion and open floor questions

5pm finish

Theme, Speakers & Topics: 'How, if at all, should a national legal system adapt to religious pluralism in relation to marriage?' [In context of Akhter v. Khan and the Attorney General {2018} EWFC 54]

1) The Right Honourable Lord Woolf presiding;

2) Professor Rebecca Probert (Exeter) - criminal offences in marriage law;

3) Professor Spyros Flogaitis (Athens) & Professor Yiannis Ktistakis (Thrace)– Greece and the historical application of sharia;

4) ProfessorShazia Choudhry (QML) – potential impact of human rights framework on the availability of remedial processes when (non-)marriages break down;



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