Book launch: Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law
The Oslo Coalition launched the book /Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law/ with a panel discussion and reception at SOAS in London on April 27, 2013, in cooperation with the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law (CIMEL).
The panel featured UN Special Rapporteur Heiner Bielefeldt, contributors Muhammad Khalid Masud and Mulki al-Sharmani, and lead editor Ziba Mir-Hosseini, chaired by professor Lynn Welchmann.
The well-attended event marks the successful conclusion of four years of Oslo Coalition work, including three international workshops in Marrakesh and Cairo.
Published by I.B. Tauris, /Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law/ (ed. Mir-Hosseini, Vogt, Larsen and Moe) offers a groundbreaking analysis of family law, based on fieldwork in family courts, insights from distinguished clerics and scholars, and the experience of women’s rights activists. It argues for women’s full equality before the law by re-examining the arguments for male guardianship in the Islamic legal tradition.
The Oslo Coalition has summed up the project’s findings for advocates and policy-makers in a short report to accompany the scholarly book