Hard Legal Problems and Comparative Legal Analysis: The case of parental child abduction in international and Islamic law

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The seminar will draw on Professor Emon’s recent book, Jurisdictional Exceptionalisms, where he and co-author Urfan Khaliq integrate their respective research on private international law and Islamic law to address the contemporary legal challenges surrounding parental child abduction.  The Hague Abduction Convention, 1980, remains a cornerstone convention that redresses the harm to children of parental child abduction. Yet Muslim Family Law States generally have not acceded to this convention.  Professor Emon will recount the genesis of the book, which took shape in the form of government consultations, and grew into a more substantive academic analysis of a protracted problem that has for too long been analyzed only superficially.  Interrogating the limits of legal scholarship, human rights analysis, and jurisdictional thinking, Professor  Emon will illuminate, through the focus on this legal problem, the complex politics that shroud what are otherwise technical legal questions of jurisdiction. 

Professor Anver Emon, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law & Department of History, Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies
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University of Aberdeen, School of Law
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Seminar is Free to attend. Please contact Mr Georgi Chichkov for event link at georgi.chichkov@abdn.ac.uk