Law: Criminal: Arab States
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Criminal law in the Arab world derives, by and large, from Western European principles as well as from the Sharīʿa and ʿurf (tribal or customary law ), although in Saudi Arabia law is not codified and the ʿulamāʾ (religious scholars) preside over matters of crimin…

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Zuhur, Sherifa, “Law: Criminal: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0107c>
First published online: 2009



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