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Title:Shari'a implementation in Nigeria: issues & challenges on women's rights and access to justice
Editors:Ezeilo, Joy NgoziISNI
Ladan, Muhammed TawfiqISNI
Afolabi-Akiyode, AbiolaISNI
City of publisher:Enugu
Publisher:Women's Aid Collective
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:Islamic law
women's rights
criminal law
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Abstract:The essays in this compilation, the proceedings of a two-day conference on Women's Rights and Access to Justice under the Shari'a in Northern Nigeria (Abuja 25-28 February 2003), make informed attempts to dispel the countless misunderstandings and misconceptions which have beset shari'a law, even among Muslim scholars. They are arranged around four themes. Theme 1, setting the scence, contains the welcome addresses and keynote speeches from Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Prof. M. Tabiu and Judge Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad. The second theme, Women's Human Rights in the Administration of Justice, groups four essays: Women's rights, access to and administration of justice under the shari'a in Nigeria (M.T. Ladan); Improving women's access to justice and the quality of administration of Islamic criminal justice in Northern Nigeria (A.A. Oba); Islamic law and women's rights: Sudan's experience as a model (A.H. Abdelsalam); and Towards a cross-cultural approach to women's human rights (Joy Ngozi Ezeilo). Theme three, Implementation of shari'a penal law and justice system in a constitutional democracy, produced five essays: Assessing the performance of the lower courts in the implementation of shari'a penal laws in Northern Nigeria (B. Babaji and Y. Dankofa); Application of the shari'a penal law and justice system in Northern Nigeria: constitutional issues and implications (B.Y. Ibrahim); The application of the shari'a penal system: constitutional and other related issues (B.A. Haruna); Administration of Islamic criminal law and justice in a constitutional democracy: problems and prospect (A.B. Ahmed); and Protecting the rights of accused persons through the proper implementation of the shari'a procedural guarantees in Northern Nigeria (M.B. Uthman). The final theme, Perspectives on the application of shari'a in Nigeria, contains three essays: Improving the quality of life of Muslims through the implementation of the socio-economic aspects of the shari'a in Nigeria (S.U.D. Keffi); Re-introduction of shari'a courts in Nigeria: some perspectives (A. Zubair); and An overview of the application of shari'a in Nigeria (A.Q. Orire). [ASC Leiden abstract]