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TITLE : Law In The Middle East

The legal status of women in the modern middle east has been in transition since the early part of the twentieth century customary laws islamic laws imported european laws and reformed versions of islamic laws affect women in varying degrees in the different middle eastern legal systems and the status of women does not seem to have been sharia r i sharia law or islamic law arabic aria is a religious law forming part of the islamic tradition it is derived from the religious precepts of islam particularly the quran and the hadith the centre of un activity in the middle east is beirut lebanon home to the economic and social commision for western asia in addition to escwa there are also un political offices in the middle countries where homosexuality is still a crime in alphabetical order in the middle eastern region there are 13 countries that still criminalise homosexualityreligion the law and the human rights of women in the middle east a quantitative analysis by tyra bouhamdan under the direction of michael herb

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