Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 11 (2004-2005)


Editors: Eugene Cotran and Martin Lau
Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries.

The publication's practical features include:
- articles on current topics,
- country surveys reflecting important new legislation and amendments to existing legislation per country,
- the text of a selection of documents and important court cases,
- a Notes and News section, and
- book reviews.

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Edited by H.H. Judge Eugene Cotran and Dr. Martin Lau. Assistant Editor: Victor Kattan
Table of Contents to Volume 11 Biographical Notes Preface Part I – Articles An Intimate Disengagement: Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, the Law of Occupation and of Self-Determination – Iain Scobbie From Beirut to Brussels: Universal Jurisdiction, Statelessness and the Sabra and Chatila Massacres – Victor Kattan United Kingdom Response to Terrorism and the Response of the Courts to these Measures – Susan C. Breau Corrie et al v Caterpillar: Litigating Corporate Complicity in Israeli Violations of International Law in the U.S. Courts – Grietje Baars Effective Legal Representation in“Shari’ah” Courts as a Means of addressing Human Rights Concerns in the Islamic Criminal Justice System of Muslim States – Mashood A. Baderin Apostasy & Freedom of Religion in Malaysia: Constitutional Implications – Pawancheek Marican & Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil Le Nouveau Code Marocain de la Famille: Une Réforme dans la Continuité – Mohamed Loukili & Michèle Zirari-Devif The Concept of mahr (Dower) in Islamic Law: The Need of Statutory Recognition by English Law – Mohamed Jindani Establishment of Islamic Courts in Egypt – Dawoud S. El-Alami Part II – Country Surveys Egypt – Kosheri, Rashed & Riad Syria – Jacques el-Hakim Jordan – Hamzeh Haddad Lebanon – Dr. Nayla Comair Obeid Libya – Mustafa El-Alem United Arab Emirates – Terence Witzmann Bahrain – Husain M. Al Baharna Oman – Emma Block Yemen – Nageeb Shamiri Iran – M. A. Ansari-Pour Morocco – Michèle Zirari-Devif Tunisia – Afif Gaigi Part III – Selected Documents Text of the Iraqi Constitution United Nations Security Council Resolutions regarding Iraq United Nations Security Council Resolutions regarding Lebanon Kingdom of Morocco – The Justice and Reconciliation Commission Three-part Summary of the Final Report Max Planck Institute Afghan Family Law Workshop Report – Martin Haars Part IV – Selected Cases Palestine: High Court of Justice, Constitutional Challenge No. 5/2005 407 – Anis Al-Qasem Pakistan: Legality of a Hisba Bill to introduce an Islamic Ombudsman in the North-West-frontier Province – Makhdoom Ali Khan Part V – Book Reviews The Case of Ariel Sharon and the Fate of Universal Jurisdiction – Victor Kattan H&book on Protection of Palestinian Refugees in States Signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention – Victor Kattan Honour. Crimes, paradigms and violence against women – Dr. Martin Lau Index