::Roundtable:: Transformation and Adaptation of Ottoman Land Law in 19th-Century Successor States

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By Fatma Gül Karagöz* What happens to land and property relations when a new administration obtains the dominion of a territory? I became interested in this question a couple of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Transformation and Adaptation of Ottoman Land Law in 19th-Century Successor States

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SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Islamic Law Review of the Dropshipping System” (Journal of Family Law and Islamic Court 2, no. 1 (2024)), Jusmaliah Jusmaliah and others “analyze the dropshipping system in the context of Islamic law, focusing on the challenges of uncertainty or gharar in the transaction and its conformity with the principles of muamalah.” In “A Bibliography… CONTINUE READING

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ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “An Iranian prisoner has had four of his fingers amputated after being accused of stealing five sheep from a farm owned by a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a charge the man denies.” For more content and context on harsh interpretations and applications of Islamic criminal law, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb’s… CONTINUE READING

::Roundtable:: Adaptation of the 1858 Ottoman Land Code in Bosnia and Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian Rule (1878-1918)

By Philippe Gelez  The Treaty of Berlin of July 1878 gave the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy an international mandate to resolve the agrarian question and modernize the administration. In the terms of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Adaptation of the 1858 Ottoman Land Code in Bosnia and Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian Rule (1878-1918)

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SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Malaysia federal court declares Kelantan state Shariah laws unconstitutional” (Jurist, February 11, 2024), Salma Ben Souissi (The University of Law, GB) analyzes the recent decision by the Federal Court of Malaysia that declared various sharī’a laws enacted by the state of Kelantan unconstitutional. In “Islamic Law in the Development of Indonesian Law” (Educational Journal… CONTINUE READING

::Roundtable:: The Ottoman Land Code in Bulgaria: Selective Interpretations

By Milena B. Methodieva The Ottoman Imperial Land Code of 1858 was one of the major pieces of legislation produced during the Tanzimat (1839-1876), the period of sweeping reforms in … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: The Ottoman Land Code in Bulgaria: Selective Interpretations

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “Five years ago, while [a Canadian] couple were living in Pakistan, a court granted [them] adoption rights under a Sharia law known as kafala. This practice recognizes adoptive parents in most of the world’s 49 Muslim-majority countries through guardianship, which is a largely symbolic Islamic principle that maintains the tie between adopted children and their… CONTINUE READING

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SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Sharia and Human Rights Law in the Constitutional Framework of Gulf States” (Human Rights Quarterly 46, no. 1 (2024)), Eleni Polymenopoulou (Hamad Bin Khalifa University) “discusses the extent to which the Sharia and human rights are intermingled in the constitutional architecture of Gulf countries[.]” In “An Appraisal of the Nature of Islamic Criminal Procedure: Whether… CONTINUE READING

::Roundtable:: Legal Translation between Empires: The Case of Çiftlik in Serbia

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By Jelena Radovanović  In the cold early months of 1880, rumors spread that the government of the young Serbian Principality was preparing a law that would once and for all … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Legal Translation between Empires: The Case of Çiftlik in Serbia

::Roundtable:: When Ottoman Land Law became Greek Law: The case of a land sale in Attica

By Fatma Gül Karagöz* In 1831, Halil Bey and his brothers sold a plot of land in Attica to Count Baggiari, an Italian, therefore at that time a subject of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: When Ottoman Land Law became Greek Law: The case of a land sale in Attica

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Knox Thames, an international human rights lawyer, “said some state governments [in Nigeria] have disregarded the constitutional provision that prohibits the establishment of a state religion or the granting of preferential treatment to any religious or ethnic group at the state or local level.” “A reversal in globalisation and challenges faced by Western financial system… CONTINUE READING