Family Arbitration Using Sharia Law: Examining Ontario's Arbitration Act and its Impact on Women

@article{Bakht2004FamilyAU,
  title={Family Arbitration Using Sharia Law: Examining Ontario's Arbitration Act and its Impact on Women},
  author={N. Bakht},
  journal={Muslim World Journal of Human Rights},
  year={2004},
  volume={1}
}
  • N. Bakht
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
In Canada, much media attention has recently been focused on the formation of arbitration tribunals that would use Islamic law or Sharia to settle civil matters in Ontario. In fact, the idea of private parties voluntarily agreeing to arbitration using religious principles or a foreign legal system is not new. Ontario's Arbitration Act has allowed parties to resolve disputes outside the traditional court system for some time. This issue has been complicated by the fact that Canada has a… Expand
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