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Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill

Al-Astewani, Amin (2017) Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill. Public Law, 2017 (4). pp. 544-552. ISSN 0033-3565

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    Baroness Cox’s six-year campaign to address the plight of British Muslim women was dealt a mighty blow on 11 March 2016. The date had marked a historic occasion for Cox and her supporters. Her Private Member’s Bill had been scheduled to receive its first debate in the House of Commons, after failing to pass through the House of Lords four times in a row since it was first introduced in 2011. Due to a busy parliamentary timetable, however, it was not discussed. In light of the current public review of Shariah tribunals (the first of its kind), it is a pertinent opportunity to reflect on the rise and fall of Cox’s Bill since its introduction in 2011, particularly since it has been reintroduced for the sixth consecutive time in the current parliamentary session.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Public Law
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Public Law following peer review. The definitive published version Reflections on the rise and fall of the Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill P.L. 2017, Oct, 544-552 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service .
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Arbitration ; Equal treatment ; Islamic law ; Marriage ; Private Members' Bills ; Religious law
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
    ID Code: 87717
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 12 Sep 2017 15:04
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 01:07
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