Government urged to tackle sharia ‘courts’ and religious tribunals by women’s rights and secular campaigners
Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:18
Almost 200 signatories, including the National Secular Society and women's rights groups, have called on the Government to tackle the spread of "parallel legal systems" like sharia 'courts'.
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:06
Several bills related to secular causes have been successful in the House of Lords Private Members' Bill ballot, meaning new laws on sharia tribunals, assisted dying, chancel repair liability, and Easter trading will be debated.
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:52
The National Secular Society has welcomed an announcement from Home Secretary Theresa May that a future Conservative government would launch a review into so called 'sharia courts' operating in the UK.
Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:36
Research by the Lawyers' Secular Society has exposed serious risks for law firms who offer advice on sharia law.
Posted: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:31
On Thursday 11 December, there were debates in the House of Lords on female genital mutilation (FGM) and the "impact of Sharia Law on the United Kingdom."
Posted: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:21
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the Law Society did not consult any religious groups or individuals before issuing its now-withdrawn Sharia guidance.
Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:21
The sharia succession practice note has been withdrawn by the Law Society, following widespread criticism for gender discrimination.
“Learning Jihad”: new report on campus extremism has launch event cancelled by the University of West London
Posted: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:30
A new report from Sharia Watch UK has revealed the reach of Islamist speakers and the dangers of censorship on university campuses. The report's launch event has been cancelled by the University of West London.
Posted: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:33
Secularists and human rights campaigners have stepped up their calls for the Law Society to withdraw its controversial practice note on sharia succession rules.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:25
The Solicitor's Regulatory Authority has removed a reference to the Law Society's controversial practice note on drafting 'Sharia compliant' wills from its from its ethics guidance on wills.
Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:41
The regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales has been criticised by the Lawyers Secular Society for endorsing the Law Society's controversial guidance on sharia wills.
Posted: Mon, 12 May 2014 12:15
The Law Society has again defended its practice note on "Sharia succession rules" despite a warning from Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Justice, that it must not "undermine" British legal principles.
Posted: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:22
Secular lawyers concerned by the publication of a practice note on Sharia succession rules by the Law Society have written to the Society outlining their concerns.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:56
The last will and testament of a Muslim man, which was prepared according to Greek civil law, has been annulled in the Greek Supreme Court because it is not compliant with sharia law.
Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:06
One Law for All and the Lawyers' Secular Society (LSS) have announced the winner of their student research competition on the subject of sharia law.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:49
A 24 year old Norwegian woman who was raped in Dubai has herself been sent to jail, convicted under sharia law of having sex outside of marriage.
Posted: Wed, 08 May 2013 12:46
The BBC has rejected a complaint from the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton East London after it was featured in the Panorama programme about the treatment of women in sharia arbitration bodies.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:24
Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:51
Kuwaiti MPs this week approved a law with a death penalty for Muslims who curse God, the Koran, all prophets and the wives of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. Non-Muslims who commit the same offence face a jail term of not less than 10 years, according to the bill.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:41
Peers in the House of Lords have expressed overwhelming support for a bill to limit the power of self styled 'religious courts'.