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Law: Modern Family Law, 1800-Present: Gulf States
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As opposed to other branches of law, the codification of Muslim personal status was a latecomer in the Gulf States, which-with the exception of Kuwait in the 1980s and Oman in the 1990s-only codified family law in the early twenty-first century. One reason for the apparent neglect of reform in this area of the law may be the distinctive economic status of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) m…

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Lena-Maria Möller, “Law: Modern Family Law, 1800-Present: Gulf States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002149>
First published online: 2018

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