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[21PacRimLPolyJ189] The Training, Appointment, and Supervision of Islamic Judges in Singapore

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dc.contributor.author Hassan, Muhammad Haniff
dc.contributor.author Alhabshi, Sharifah Thuraiya Su‛ad Ahmad
dc.date 2012-01
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-03T16:32:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-03T16:32:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation 21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 189 (2012) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1098
dc.description.abstract Muhammad Haniff Hassan is an Associate Research Fellow at RSIS at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Sharifah Thuraiya Su‛ad Ahmad Alhabshi is a researcher at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (“RSIS”) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Abstract: Syariah court judges and the decisions they make clearly have an effect on the interpretation and application of Islamic law in contemporary Muslim societies, and the educational background of those who staff these courts obviously informs the way they understand, interpret, and apply the law. To date, however, little research has been done on the educational processes by which Islamic court judges are trained to think about Islamic law. Likewise, the means by which Islamic court judges are appointed and regulated has received little scholarly attention. This article offers a descriptive overview of the training, work, and professional regulation of Syariah court judges in contemporary Singapore. This material is presented in a clear format structured to highlight key aspects of how these judges are trained, accredited, and organized. In doing so, this article not only presents new empirical data on an increasingly important class of legal professionals, but it also facilitates comparative reflections on their work in relation to that of their colleagues practicing before Syariah courts in the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject Islamic Law and Islamic Legal Professionals in Southeast Asia en_US
dc.title [21PacRimLPolyJ189] The Training, Appointment, and Supervision of Islamic Judges in Singapore en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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