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Religious Freedom under the Personal Law System

Farrah Ahmed


The personal law system is hugely controversial and the subject of fierce debates. This book addresses a vital issue that has received inadequate attention in these debates: the impact of the personal law system on religious freedom. Drawing on scholarship on the legal reform of the personal law system, as well as philosophical literature on multiculturalism, autonomy, and religious freedom, this book persuasively argues that the personal law system harms religious freedom. Several reform proposals are considered, including modifications of the personal law system, a move towards a millet syst ... More

Keywords: personal law, Uniform Civil Code, religious freedom, law and religion, religious law, personal autonomy, religious arbitration, group autonomy, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199458066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458066.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farrah Ahmed, author
Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne