Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 4 :: Future Prospects for Greece’s Sharīʿa Courts After Molla Sali v. Greece

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is the final part of a four-part series of posts will examine thesharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 4 :: Future Prospects for Greece’s Sharīʿa Courts After Molla Sali v. Greece

Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 3 :: Substantive Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is part 3 of a four-part series of posts will examine thesharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali v. … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 3 :: Substantive Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 2 :: Procedural Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is part 2 of a four-part series of posts will examine thesharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali v. … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 2 :: Procedural Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 1 :: Between communal autonomy and individual human rights  

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is part 1 of a four-part series of posts will examine the sharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali v. … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 1 :: Between communal autonomy and individual human rights  

In the News: Molla Sali v. Greece

This Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously held that Greece owed a Greek woman by the name of Molla Sali 51,000 euros ($57,000) in damages plus expenses “for siding with her late husband’s two sisters and for applying ‘Sharia law to a section of its citizens against their wishes.’” This judgment follows a 2018 decision by the same court in Molla … Continue reading In the News: Molla Sali v. Greece

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

This Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously held that Greece owed a Greek woman by the name of Molla Sali 51,000 euros ($57,000) in damages plus expenses “for siding with her late husband’s two sisters and for applying ‘Sharia law to a section of its citizens against their wishes.’” This judgment follows a 2018 decision by the same court in Molla … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Thank you, Mohammad Fadel!

Many thanks to Mohammad Fadel for joining us this past month as a guest blog editor and for his thoughtful and thought-provoking posts. In case you missed any of them, here is a compilation of his posts: Is Islamic Purposivism (maqāṣid al-sharīʿa) a Thinly-Disguised Form of Utilitarianism? Slavery and Freedom in the Yaḥyā b. Yaḥyā (d. … Continue reading Thank you, Mohammad Fadel!

Law & Religion eJournal: Jun 21

This week’s issue of SSRN’s Law & Religion eJournal includes: “Human Rights Issues Arising from the Implementation of Sharia Law on the Minority of Western Thrace” by Nikos Koumoutzis and Christos Papastylianos This article examines the European Court of Human Rights’ decision in Molla Sali v. Greece, which considered for the first time the question … Continue reading Law & Religion eJournal: Jun 21

Recent Scholarship: European Muslims and Islamic Law

Two recent journal articles explore how Islamic law is being defined, debated, and applied in Europe – both by Muslims and by courts. Maurits S. Berger’s “Understanding Sharia in the West” in the Journal of Law, Religion and State discusses three different “representations” of sharīʿa: “as scholarship, as a set of rules inserted into the modern … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: European Muslims and Islamic Law

Country Profile: Turkey

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Turkey (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Turkey’s Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Turkey is located in the Middle East/Southeastern Europe. It is bounded by Greece, … Continue reading Country Profile: Turkey