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Autonomous vehicles and tortious liability: an Islamic perspective

Omoola, Sodiq (2018) Autonomous vehicles and tortious liability: an Islamic perspective. Jurnal Syariah, 26 (1). pp. 99-122. ISSN 0128-6730 E-ISSN 0127-1237

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The advent of autonomous vehicles, ongoing trials and the likelihood of operational liabilities from operational accident possess some challenges in major legal systems around the world. Existing tort rules seem unsuitable for the regulation of liability in this circumstance. Attempts are being made to seek regulatory reforms which conform to specific legal environment. Expectedly, Muslim countries and Gulf States in particular might want to consider Islamic law principles and legal norms of the societies in formulating applicable laws. This article is a futuristic and proactive attempt to smoothen the legal riddles surrounding autonomous vehicles from an Islamic jurisprudential perspective. The deductive research technique known in Islamic jurisprudence as qiyās (analogical deduction) is adopted to derive new law for new cases. This paper finds that existing Islamic law rules are capable of providing guidepost for the reception of this technology in Muslim countries.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8641/66807
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomous, vehicles, qiyās, torts, Islamic jurisprudence
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP173.25 Islamic law and other disciplines or subjects
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Sodiq Omoola
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 17:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66807

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