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Women and Shari'a Law: The Impact of Legal Pluralism in the UK (Library of Islamic Law) Paperback – 30 May 2016

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: I B Tauris Academic (30 May 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784537357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784537357
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.3 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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'This is an important book for our times.Manea eloquently makes a politically incorrect and absolutely necessary Arabo-Muslim case for the universality of human rights. She reminds us that the concept of universality is anything but abstract and has significant consequences in the lives of women and men.' --Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

'An incendiary attack on the tenets of legal pluralism by an Arab Muslim woman who writes as an uncompromising advocate of secular universalism, this study could hardly be more timely.' - Ann E. Mayer, Associate Professor Emerita of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; 'An honest, theoretically clear book with a strong narrative based on best case law tradition.' --Adrian Loretan, Professor of canon law and ecclesiastical law; Co-director of the Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion, University of Lucerne;

'This book must find its way to every lawyer, activist, feminist and those concerned with a defence of the universality of human rights' --Yasmin Rehman

About the Author

Elham Manea is Associate Professor in the Political Science Institute at the University of Zurich. She is a Fulbright scholar and consultant for Swiss government agencies and international human rights organizations. She is the author of The Arab State and Womens Rights: The Trap of Authoritarian Governance (2011), Regional Politics in the Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen (2005) and Political Parties and Organizations in Yemen, 1948-1993 (1994). She has recently been appointed by the Swiss Federal Council as a Member of the Federal Commission for Womens Affairs.

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