News from the Research Group on law in Islamic countries

Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law: Moderated by the Research Group on the Law of Islamic Countries, Mahmood Kooria (Leiden University, University of Bergen and Ashoka University) gave a talk on “Women in the Name of Islam: Succession and Endowment Practices among Matrilineal Muslims”. more

In 2017, the Law to Combat Child Marriage came into force in Germany, preventing minors in Germany from entering into a marriage and rendering without effect marriages concluded by minors abroad. This law is now being subject to constitutional scrutiny. A team of academics led by Nadjma Yassari and Ralf Michaels has authored a comparative assessment for the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) that examines the phenomenon of early marriage in the context of various legal systems and cultures. more

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Nadjma Yassari, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Research Group "Changes in God’s Law – An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws" at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, was in September 2020 appointed by the Federal Foreign Office to the German Federal Government’s Civil Advisory Board on Crisis Prevention. more

Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law: Moderated by the Research Group on Family and Succession Law in Islamic Countries, the President of the Greek Catholic Court of First Instance, Amman, Archimandrite Dr. Bassam Shahatit, gave a Jordanian perspective on Covid-19 and its implications for the application of family law. Watch his talk here. more

Afternoon Talk with Somoud Damiri

Video July 01, 2020
Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law: Moderated by the Research Group on Family and Succession Law in Islamic Countries, the Chief prosecutor for personal status at the Sharia Court, Palestine, and judge of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Ramallah, Somoud Damiri, gave a Palestinian perspective on Covid-19 and its implications for the application of family law. Watch her talk here. more
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