28 March 2014

SEMINAR: Islamic Law and the French and European Legal Order

Islamic Law and the French
and European Legal Order

The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, the World Society for Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, and the Société de Législation Comparée, Paris, France, are organizing an international seminar on the topic of “Islamic Law and the French and European Legal Order: The Public Law and Private Law Issues,” scheduled to take place in Paris, France, on the dates of April 28-29, 2014, at the Westin Paris - Vendome.

The international seminar will serve as a forum for a discussion of Islamic law as evidenced in the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the European Court of Justice (ECJ), in the Conseil d’Etat and Constitutional Council decisions in France, and such questions as Islamic finance, marriage and divorce, successions under the Civil code, and so forth. 

The seminar will also examine various topics of comparative law in both public law and private law in the Islamic legal system and the French and European legal order. 

Finally, the seminar will serve to foster academic exchange and dialogue in these areas of law between European and Middle Eastern legal scholars, as well as scholars from the United States. 

Participants will include scholars from countries including Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, France, and the United States, among others.

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