Home Office (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

Description

Chair of Government Review into Sharia Councils in UK

An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today and will be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity. The terms of reference set out the review’s intention to explore whether, and to what extent, the application of Sharia law may be incompatible with the law in England and Wales. It will examine the ways in which Sharia may be being misused, or exploited, in a way that may discriminate against certain groups, undermine shared values and cause social harms.
Period1 Sept 20151 Sept 2018
Held atHome Office, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • sharia
  • government policy