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Brunei introduces death for gay sex and adultery under sharia law

Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Brunei will impose death by stoning to punish gay sex and adultery as it implements a draconian form of Islamic law from next week. Read More »

Sharia ‘law’ should not trump domestic law, ECHR rules

Sharia ‘law’ should not trump domestic law, ECHR rules

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018

A Greek court was wrong to prioritise sharia 'law' provisions over those of the country's domestic legal code, the ECHR has ruled. Read More »

High Court rules Muslim ‘marriage’ void rather than non-marriage

High Court rules Muslim ‘marriage’ void rather than non-marriage

Posted: Tue, 07 Aug 2018

A woman who had a Muslim 'marriage' ceremony but not a civil one is entitled to a decree of nullity which rules her marriage void. Read More »

Malaysian state votes to allow public caning for breaching sharia code

Malaysian state votes to allow public caning for breaching sharia code

Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Legislators in Malaysia's northeastern state of Kelantan have voted to allow the public caning of those who break strict Islamic laws. Read More »

Gender equality bills in Pakistan and Nigeria face religious backlash

Gender equality bills in Pakistan and Nigeria face religious backlash

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016

Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion. Read More »