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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 criminal law.…

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Zuhur, Sherifa, “Law: Criminal: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0107c>
First published online: 2009

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