Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Greece: Sharia law courts to be limited after European Court challenge

(Athens)  On the border with Turkey can be found a sizeable number of Greek Muslims, whose right to live under Sharia law was enshrined in the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. However time moves on and Greece is in the EU and all the citizens of the EU subscribe to the EU bill of Human rights, something which Sharia law falls foul of.

And so following a complaint to the Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights over an inheritance dispute by a Muslim woman who lives in the north-eastern Greek city of Komotini. (Under Sharia law a male will always receive double that of a female) Greek lawmakers are going to limit the power of Sharia lawcourts by giving Greek courts priority in all cases.

Expect a complaint from Turkey.