MALAYSIA: Female judges appointed to Shariah courts; this is good for women getting divorced

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MALAYSIA Associated Press: Suraya Ramli and Rafidah Abdul Razak, formerly officials at the government’s Islamic judicial department, were named Shariah court judges for Kuala Lumpur and the administrative capital of Putrajaya in May, but the appointment was only announced in the past week by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Najib said the step was meant to …

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AFGHANISTAN: Arianna Huffington on Sharia Law and the best interest of the child

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Always provocative, Arianna Huffington had an interesting blog post today. She suggested that Vice President Biden should resign. Very provocative, eh? But that was not what interested me. What interested me was what she said about The Sharia Personal Status Law and custody of children (and the fate of women) in Afghanistan: Sharia Law with …

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Sharia Law and your divorce

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If you are an American woman of Islamic ethnicity and your marriage is to another Muslim, you’re marriage may be subject to both state law, and to Shari’ah law. What that means is that you would almost need to get two divorces. One divorce would be pursuant to state civil law, and the other to …

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The Malta IV Conference on Cross Frontier Child Protection & Family Law

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Malta Process. The Malta Process is a  “dialogue involving both Contracting States to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction  and / or the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect …

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Global Divorce Trends 2013-2014

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Aside from the occasional female celebrity or female CEO who out-earns her husband, most women make a fraction of what their husbands make; and after a divorce, there is a global trend that men start to have more disposable income, and women skew towards less disposable income. The problem is particularly acute when there are children involved, in spite of child support laws in most countries. So it can be argued that divorce disadvantages women quite significantly – financially speaking. But it may be a Financial advantage for men.

Divorce trends in the Middle East: Israel, Qatar, UAE, Pakistan, Oman, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq

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Divorce in the Middle East can be dangerous business when you are female. For certain, divorce is still very much frowned upon in the Middle East. These societies are still largely paternalistic and women are still largely viewed as chattel and property.  It can be very difficult for women to get divorced in these countries. …

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