Home Affairs Committee

Sharia councils inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence in progress.

Scope of the inquiry

The Home Affairs Committee is launching an inquiry into Sharia councils operating in the UK. The Committee will examine how Sharia councils operate in practice, their work resolving family and divorce disputes and their relationship with the British legal system.

Terms of reference: Sharia councils

Latest evidence

  • 01 Nov 2016 - Sharia councils - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF402 KB) HC 389 | Published 02 Nov 2016

    Evidence given by Zlakha Ahmed MBE, Chief Executive, Apna Haq, Shaista Gohir OBE, Chair, Muslim Women’s Network UK, Dr Elham Manea, Senior Fellow, European Foundation for Democracy, and Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson, One Law for All; Miranda Fisher, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys, and Ismet Rawat, President, Association of Muslim Lawyers; Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan, Chairman, and Mizan Abdulrouf, Vice-Chairman, UK Board of Sharia Councils, Dr Amra Bone, Sharia council panellist, Birmingham Central Mosque, and Khola Hasan, Islamic Sharia Council.

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