Report of the “International Perspectives on Religious Arbitration in Family Law” Conference

This conference highlighted a series of challenges and questions relating to the privatization of justice, the interaction of cultural and religious practices with family law, the balancing of constitutional equality rights with freedom of religion and multiculturalism, and the rise of extreme right politico-religious fundamentalisms in the context of globalization and neo-liberal conceptions of the state.

Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Objectives
  3. International Panelists
  4. Reflections from Canada and Quebec
  5. Implications for Canada
  6. Warning Signs
  7. Appendices
    a) Letter of Solidarity to the Women of Canada
    b) Final Agenda
    c) Public Forum
    d) Participant List
    e) Declaration

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