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Revisiting the administration of family justice in the family court in Malaysia

Che Soh @ Yusoff, Roslina and Mohd Arshad, Ain Husna and Mohd Zin, Najibah (2018) Revisiting the administration of family justice in the family court in Malaysia. In: UUMILC 2017 9th UUM International Legal Conference, 23-24 Sep 2017, Sintok, Kedah.

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A ‘family court’ is generally known as a separate division of court that specifically deals with family disputes. In regulating family matters, there is no doubt that the existence of family law as a body of law is very important. However, the effectiveness of this law also depends on the institution that administers the law. In this context, it is the family court. The administration of family justice by the family court reflects the philosophy of its creation that normally takes into consideration the unique characteristics of family institution and family conflicts. Accordingly, the family court should be vested with a comprehensive jurisdiction in family matters and must be able to handle family matters effectively. The family court is not only act as a judicial institution that determine legal issues, but it also provides holistic approach and use therapeutic jurisprudence in the resolution of family disputes. In Malaysia, where dual system of family law applies, family matters of non-Muslims are heard at the civil courts, whereas for Muslims, it is the Syariah courts. For the purpose of this paper, only the civil courts are addressed. The creation of a family court at the Kuala Lumpur High Court as a specialized division of court is among the latest development in the administration of non-Muslim family law in Malaysia. This study was conducted mainly through library-based research. Field works in the form of interview and study visit were also carried out.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family court, family justice, family dispute resolution, holistic approach, therapeutic jurisprudence.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr. Roslina Che Soh
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 11:19
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 02:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69638

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