ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A Saudi national has been sentenced to death for smuggling banned amphetamine tablets near the country's northern border with Jordan, the Saudi Press Agency reported … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
By Waskito Jati Having remained under the jurisdiction of the Indonesian judicial system, the codified Acehnese Islamic criminal code (Qanun Jinayat) exemplifies the intricacies of incorporating classical Islamic concepts alongside … Continue reading From Child Rape to Zinā with a Child: Analysis of Consent to Sexual Intercourse and Minimum Age of Criminal Liability under Acehnese Qanun Jinayat
By Anicée Van Engeland The aim of this blog entry is to clarify how compassionate leaves are granted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A neglected but crucial issue is … Continue reading Furlough under Iranian Law: A Privilege, Not a Right
By Anicée Van Engeland The Islamic Republic of Iran is not spared from the increasing number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s. Yet, Shīʿī jurisprudence provides little insight into the status … Continue reading Legal Incapacity and the Concept of Hajr Under Iranian Law: An Analysis of Civil Code in Relation to Mental Health
By Zainab Samantash Introduction/Summary: This Ordinance was introduced and was part of the then President, General Zia-ul-Haqś Islamization campaign, which aimed to bring the law into conformity with Islamic injunctions. … Continue reading Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance 1979 (Pakistan)
Professor Intisar Rabb and Iran editor Marzieh Tofighi Darian analyze changes made to statutes defining juvenile crimes and punishment under Iran's new Islamic Penal Code, passed in 2013. The Code … Continue reading Commentary :: Iran’s New Islamic Penal Code: Have International Criticisms Been Effective for Children and Juvenile Offenders?