News from the Research Group on law in Islamic countries

Latest Thinking: The Reformation of Greek-Orthodox Family Law: The Example of Jordan
Dörthe Engelcke explains at Latest Thinking why reforming the family laws of Christian communities in Middle Eastern countries is difficult. more
Eirik Hovden (University of Bergen): <em>Waqf</em> in Zaydi Yemen

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 28 April 2022. more

Eirik Hovden (University of Bergen): Waqf in Zaydi Yemen
Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 28 April 2022. more
Walls of the citadel in Erbil

The field of Kurdish studies has undergone a transformative renaissance over the last ten years. However, most inquiry to date has focused on the Kurds’ right to self-determination. The systems of norms in place in the Kurdish areas have yet to be studied, in particular those surrounding family law. The Kurdish family law conference has been called to address this gap. more

Global diversity in family law

Global diversity in family law

December 14, 2021

Against the background of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, new forms of marriage and new notions of family are driving societal change. What consequences do these developments have for family law? Nadjma Yassari, Head of the Research Group on Islamic Law at the Institute has edited a new volume, together with Marie-Claire Foblets, Director at the MPI for Social Anthropology, that examines these questions comparatively. more

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