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Introduction

in The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Evidence is central to any legal system because it is the primary means for maintaining justice and promoting honesty within society. Courts rely on rules of evidence to determine the facts behind a ... More


Definitions and Conceptions of Slave Ownership in Islamic Law 1

Bernard K. Freamon

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter surveys the definitions and conceptions of slavery and slave ownership in the Islamic legal system. It takes a look at the similarities of the Islamic jurisprudence's approach to slavery ... More


The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Ron Shaham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Islam's tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has ... More


From Physiognomy to DNA Testing: Developments in the Establishment of Paternity

in The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Focusing on the establishment of paternity in Egypt and other Muslim countries, this article demonstrates the ramifications of any initiative to reform the traditional concepts of family law. It ... More


The Right Hand of Qadis: Male Experts in Judicial Practice

in The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This article focuses on two specific groups of male experts for whom the richness of information is larger than for other expert witnesses: experts in the human body (and also on animal anatomy), ... More


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