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Women and Muslim family laws in Arab states : a comparative overview of textual development and advocacy

Author: Lynn Welchman
Publisher: [Amsterdam?] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2007.
Series: ISIM series on contemporary Muslim societies.
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A number of Arab states have recently either codified Muslim family law for the first time, or have issued amendments or new laws which significantly impact the statutory rights of women as wives, mothers and daughters. In Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States Lynn Welchman examines women's rights in Muslim family laws in Arab states across the Middle East while also surveying the public debates surrounding  Read more...
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Welchman, Lynn.
Women and Muslim family laws in Arab states.
[Amsterdam?] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)144661757
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Welchman
ISBN: 9789048501717 9048501717
OCLC Number: 231626252
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Codification of Muslim Personal Status Law in Arab States: principle and processes. Current debates: Bahrain and Iraq --
Legislation, judicial discretion and political process --
III. Arab State Codifications and Women's Rights Advocacy in the Third Phase of Family Law Reform. International law and Muslim family law --
Women's rights advocacy --
Recent legislative developments --
IV. Shar'i Postulates, Statutory Law and the Judiciary. Tunisia and the shar'i postulate --
Judicial interpretation and legislative direction --
V. Registration Requirements. Unregistered and 'urfi marriage --
Overview --
VI. Capacity and Consent. Minimum age of marriage --
The Jordanian debate on raising the minimum age of capacity for marriage --
Guardianship in marriage --
The role of the guardian --
Overview --
VII. Polygyny. Constraints on polygyny in contemporary legislation --
Lawful benefit and financial capacity --
Notification requirements and consent of the wife --
Divorce options and validity issues --
Overview --
VIII. The Marital Relationship. Dower --
Maintenance and obedience --
Special stipulations in the marriage contract --
Misyar marriage --
Overview --
IX. Divorce. Statutory approaches to unilateral talaq and judicial divorce --
Judicial khul' in Egypt --
Judicial khul' in Jordan --
Other approaches to judicial khul' --
Divorce as a judicial process --
Compensation --
Post-divorce rights to the marital home --
Overview --
X. Parents and Children. Period of custody --
Allocation of custody --
Paternity and adoption --
Overview --
XI. Concluding Comment --
List of Statutes Cited --
Selected Statutory Provisions. Marriage Guardianship and Capacity --
Polygyny --
The Marital Relationship --
Stipulations --
Judicial Khul' and comparable divorce provisions --
Compensation for injurious/arbitrary divorce.
Series Title: ISIM series on contemporary Muslim societies.
Other Titles: Muslim family laws in Arab states
Responsibility: Lynn Welchman.
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