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Home Affairs Committee
Oral evidence in progress.
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.
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.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Home Affairs Committee questions lawyers and organisations on Sharia councils