Islamic Law and Gender Equality in the Balance: Inheritance Law Reform in Tunisia

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
June 13, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Government and Public Service, Islamic History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Religious Studies and Theology, Women's & Gender History / Studies

 

Part of DIALOGUES 2019: a thought-provoking series of seminars on governance in Muslim contexts

A major reform of inheritance law is currently underway in Tunisia. The Tunisian reform is triggering lively debates well beyond the country’s borders due to the sensitivity of one of the points addressed: gender equality. Professor Hamrouni, a Tunisian legal scholar involved in the reform, will illustrate both process and content, and will be joined by some of the leading experts in Europe on inheritance and family law reforms to discuss its various aspects.

Speakers
Salwa Hamrouni:
Professor of Law at the University of Tunis.

Roberta Aluffi: Associate Professor of Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, where she also teaches Islamic Law and African Law.

Dörthe Engelcke: Senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Nadjma Yassari: Leader 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.

Organiser
This event is organised by AKU-ISMC's Governance Programme. The Governance Programme’s annual workshops and conferences on a range of themes explore how Muslim societies develop political systems that promote public welfare, achieve popular legitimacy and recognise minority rights in a time marked by heated debates over tradition, religion and modernity.

Time and Venue
Thursday 13 June 2019, 17.30-19.30
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN

Booking
This event is free but booking is essential. Book as soon as possible.

Contact Info: 

Layal Mohammad

Coordinator, Marketing, Communications and Professional Programmes

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

The Aga Khan University (International)

Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN

 

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