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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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Marriage on Trial Revised ed

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ISBN13: 9781860646089
ISBN: 1860646085
Published: October 2001
Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £14.99

This work focuses on the dynamics of marriage and its breakdown, as well as the way in which litigants manipulate the law in order to resolve marital disputes and child custody cases. The author shows how women can turn even the most patriarchal elements of Islamic law to their advantage.

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Part 1 The Shar'ia, law and social practice - strategies of accommodation: the setting - courts, marital disputes and marriage; legal anatomy of divorce - the Iranian case; legal anatomy of divorce - the Moroccan case; social anatomy of divorce - the law and the practice.
Part 2 Areas of tension between law and practice - strategies of selection: filiation and custody in law and practice; validating marriage and divorce; conclusion.