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Sharia By-Laws in Indonesia: A Legal and Political Analysis

Mietzner, Marcus; Parsons , Nicholas


�In recent scholarly debates on sharia by-laws in Indonesia, many observers have claimed that such local regulations are unconstitutional and/or unlawful, and have criticised the central government for not overturning them. According to these scholars and activists, the Indonesian government is aware of the legal problems surrounding sharia by-laws (or perda syari'ah), but does not want to take action due to political concerns. Despite the controversial nature of such claims, there have so far...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Asian Law


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