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The Accommodation of Minority Customs in Sweden: The Islamic Law of Inheritance as an Example
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences.
2010 (English)In: European Journal of Law Reform, ISSN 1387-2370, E-ISSN 1875-8274, Vol. 3-4, 319-339 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden, as well as many of the other member states of the European Union, has transformed into multicultural societies. In these increasingly culturally differentiated societies demands are raised by immigrant groups for the recognition of their cultural identity and uniqueness. Minority customs may in some cases conflict with fundamental values in the state law. In this article the author is elaborating on the Swedish private international law rules and the multicultural dilemma in relation to the Islamic law of inheritance, which is often considered to belong to those areas of the Islamic law that express principles that are incompatible with the core values of Swedish law.

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2010. Vol. 3-4, 319-339 p.
Keyword [en]
Islamisk rätt, Islamic Law, Inheritance, Inheritance and Islam, Islam and private international law, Islamisk rätt, Religion and law
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Social Sciences
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Private International Law
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-204320DiVA: diva2:638357
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Impact of Religion. Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
Available from: 2013-07-30 Created: 2013-07-30 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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