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Sharī‘ah court-annexed dispute resolution of three commonwealth countries – a literature review

Oseni, Umar Aimhanosi (2015) Sharī‘ah court-annexed dispute resolution of three commonwealth countries – a literature review. International Journal of Conflict Management, 26 (2). pp. 214-238. ISSN 1044-4068

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the legal framework for court-annexed dispute resolution in courts with Sharī‘ah jurisdiction in Nigeria, Malaysia and Singapore. The major part of the study is dedicated to propose reforms in the administration of justice system in the courts with Sharī‘ah jurisdiction in Nigeria and the relevance of such reforms to the ongoing reforms in the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries. Design/methodology/approach – This is an integrative literature review, which adopts a comparative approach in analyzing the conceptual framework of amicable dispute resolution in the modern world with particular reference to the Sharī‘ah court. Findings – The findings of this research illustrate the adaptability of the practices in Malaysia and Singapore in the courts with Sharī‘ah jurisdiction in Nigeria and the MENA region. Practical implications – An exposition of the dispute resolution processes in Islamic law reveals the relevance of these processes in modern reforms of the administration of justice system. The practical implications of this study include the streamlining of the rules and procedures of modern Sharī‘ah courts in post-revolution Arab countries to allow for court-annexed amicable (alternative) dispute resolution initiatives. Originality/value – As far as it is known, this is the first conceptual study on the court-annexed dispute resolution frameworks of Sharī‘ah courts in three commonwealth jurisdictions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6807/42733
Uncontrolled Keywords: Singapore, Malaysia, Nigeria, Alternative dispute resolution, MENA countries, Sharī‘ah court
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Umar Aimhanosi Oseni
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 15:52
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 02:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42733

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