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Overcoming the conflict between the right to freedom of religion and women’s rights to equality: a South African case study of Muslim marriages

Waheeda Amien (UGent)
(2006) HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY. 28(3). p.729-754
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This article provides an overview of the South African law reform process regarding the legal recognition of Muslim marriages in the context of South Africa's constitutional commitments. With reference to the proposed draft legislation, it explores the conflict between the right to freedom of religion and women's rights to equality that arises as a result of the proposed recognition. Despite the conflict, it is argued that legal recognition of Muslim marriages is necessary for the protection of women's rights. After considering the ways in which the conflict has been dealt with at legislative and judicial levels, suggestions are offered to overcome the conflict so that women's rights to equality are not compromised.

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Amien, Waheeda. “Overcoming the Conflict Between the Right to Freedom of Religion and Women’s Rights to Equality: a South African Case Study of Muslim Marriages.” HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 28.3 (2006): 729–754. Print.
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Amien, W. (2006). Overcoming the conflict between the right to freedom of religion and women’s rights to equality: a South African case study of Muslim marriages. HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY, 28(3), 729–754. Presented at the Conference on Peace-and-Justice-Studies-Association.
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Amien, Waheeda. 2006. “Overcoming the Conflict Between the Right to Freedom of Religion and Women’s Rights to Equality: a South African Case Study of Muslim Marriages.” Human Rights Quarterly 28 (3): 729–754.
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Amien, Waheeda. 2006. “Overcoming the Conflict Between the Right to Freedom of Religion and Women’s Rights to Equality: a South African Case Study of Muslim Marriages.” Human Rights Quarterly 28 (3): 729–754.
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Amien W. Overcoming the conflict between the right to freedom of religion and women’s rights to equality: a South African case study of Muslim marriages. HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins university press; 2006;28(3):729–54.
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W. Amien, “Overcoming the conflict between the right to freedom of religion and women’s rights to equality: a South African case study of Muslim marriages,” HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 729–754, 2006.
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