[law] general

This paper by Nehad Abu El-Komsan covers issues such as divorce, inheritance, travel abroad, 'orfi' marriages and the role of the Family Court. It includes case studies and an analysis of the recent amendments to the Personal Status Law.
WLUML is participating in this conference on 12 January 2006, which will feature national and international experts on key areas of women’s rights, immigration law and domestic violence.
Divorce and other family law matters in Ontario will no longer be settled through sharia or any other faith-based system under legislation proposed yesterday.
A human rights activist has called for the enactment of distinct family status laws for Bahrain's various religious groups.
Quite apart from international efforts to "rescue" women in the Middle East, female activists in Arab countries have been toiling for decades for reforms that achieve concrete gains for women.
Mohamed al-Zulfa was a little-known member of the majlis al-shura (consultative council). A few months ago he became a celebrity when he turned a discussion about a new traffic law into a national debate about the right of women to drive cars.
"Une seule femme, cela ne suffit pas", telle est la devise de Hayam Dorbek, une journaliste égyptienne mère de deux enfants, qui va tête nue, habillée à l'occidentale.
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