Jeffrey A. Redding explores the high-profile Indian case of Shayara Bano v. Union of India in “A Secular Failure: Sectarianism and Communalism in Shayara Bano v. Union of India,”Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal. Throughout his article, Redding outlines the specifics of the case while noting the disagreement that occurred along communal lines around the necessity and the ability of the secular state to ‘reform’ Muslim family law.
In “Mirage in the Desert: Regional Judicialization in the Arab World,”Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal, Cesare P.R. Romano tells the story of the attempt to establish 1) the Arab Court of Justice, 2) the Arab Investment Court, 3) the Arab Court of Human Rights, 4) the Islamic Court of Justice, 5) the Judicial Body of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, and 6) the Court of Justice of the Arab Maghreb Union. Romano concludes with a discussion about the lack of success of these bodies.
Zubair Abbasi explores the current practice of awqāf in Pakistan within its stringent regulatory regime for awqāf in “Waqf in Pakistan: Rebirth of a Traditional Institution,”Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal. The focus of this paper is on Hamdard Waqf and Ihsan Waqf, which present innovative use of the traditional structure of waqf to provide various charitable and welfare services.
In “Understanding Pakistan’s Merger Control Law,”Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal, Faisal Daudpota argues that Pakistan’s Competition Act, 2010 (CA ’10) and Competition (Merger Control) Regulations, 2007 (CMCR ’07) prohibit mergers that substantially lessen competition.