Law: Access to the Legal System: Balkans
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This entry focuses on the successor countries of the former Yugoslavia with an emphasis on the Bosniaks. Bosnia and Herzegovina formed part of the Ottoman Empire from 1463, when Sharīʿa courts were introduced to the southern Slav lands, till the 1878 Berlin Congress, which accorded the administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Au…

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Muftić, Jasna Bakšić, “Law: Access to the Legal System: Balkans”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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