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Law: Modern Family Law: Syria 1800 to Present
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Syria is a multireligious country with a Sunni Muslim majority and several religious minorities, including other Muslim (e.g., Shiʿa, Ismaʿili, and ʿAlawi), Druze, and Christian (including Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant) communities. This plurality is accommodated in Syrian family law by allowing certain religious communities to regulate their own affairs …

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Esther van Eijk and Annika Rabo, “Law: Modern Family Law: Syria 1800 to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002187>
First published online: 2019

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