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Published: 19 March 2009

504 Pages


ISBN: 9780199563876

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Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

Chibli Mallat

  • Introduces the non-specialist to the long history and distinctive sources of law in the Middle East.
  • Provides access to a complex legal tradition of many languages and offers a bibliography designed for further research into the jurisdictions and themes explored in the book.
  • Argues that the laws of the Middle East have a distinctive legal 'style' and form a discrete 'legal family' comparable to the common and civil law traditions.
  • Examines topical issues including Islam, democracy, and human rights; the renaissance of indigenous laws in Islamic banking and company law and the position of women in the legal systems of the Middle East.

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