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Dr Amin Al-Astewani

Lecturer in Law

Bowland North

LA1 4YN

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 593293

Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm

Thursday 12:00-1:00pm

 

Research overview

General areas of research interest include:

  • Religion and Law
  • Public Law

Particular areas of research focus include:

  • the role played by religious tribunals in Western legal systems

  • the regulation of Islamic practices in the English legal system

PhD supervision

I welcome PhD proposals in the field of Law and Religion (within the context of the English Legal System)

Profile

Dr Al-Astewani focuses on the role played by religious tribunals in Western legal systems. Over the past few years, he has led cutting-edge research on a novel type of religious tribunal in the UK, namely Islamic Shariah tribunals. After conducting fieldwork research at four of the most prominent of these tribunals, Dr Al-Astewani submitted written evidence to Parliament on the legal status of their decisions and practices, as part of the government’s first public review of Shariah councils in the UK. His evidence was subsequently cited by over twenty media outlets, including internationally. As part of his engagement with communal organisations and bodies, Dr Al-Astewani has also advised the UK Board of Shariah Councils on the legal status of Islamic Tribunals. He continues to offer his expertise and advice to both policy-makers and Shariah councils on the legal status and role of Islamic tribunals in the modern English legal system.

Current Teaching

Public Law

Law and Religion

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