Report

Sharia councils Inquiry

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Shari’a councils. The Committee will examine how Shari’a councils operate in practice, their work resolving family and divorce disputes and their relationship with the British legal system. Averroes has a unique perspective owing to first-hand experience of working with […]

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Political Islam Inquiry

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Political Islam. The inquiry is an attempt to distinguish between the characteristics of different forms of “political Islam”, and how well the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has understood and engaged with it. Averroes’ submission examines the issue of Political Islam […]

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Inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s Inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. Averroes submitted that the only policy that in order to improve the employment rate of Muslims in the workplace, several steps would have to be taken at different levels. Some of […]

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UK’s Role in Fighting ISIL – Submission to Foreign Affairs Committee

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Common’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Fighting ISIL and the UK’s Role. Averroes submitted that the only policy that can defeat ISIL is one that concurrently addresses the wider situation in Syria and Iraq and has at its core the protection of civilians. […]

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The Counter-Extremism Strategy – Submission to Home Affairs Committee

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Common’s Home Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Countering Extremism in Britain. Averroes focused on the Prime Minister’s latest Countering Extremism Strategy, pointing out that the definition of ‘extremism’ remained vague and unworkable as any opposition to ‘fundamental British values’. Such values are said to […]

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Legalising Assisted Suicide: An Analysis

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Currently, the legalisation of assisted suicide for the terminally ill is being sought through Parliament. Averroes submits that neither act should be decriminalised. Life has been considered sacrosanct since time immemorial by the secular and religious alike. De jure, the taking of life has never been permitted on compassionate grounds […]

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Restricting Veiling in the Courtroom

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This report analyses restrictions on veiling in the courtroom and explores whether there is a basis to limit veiling in accordance with the principles of justice, the rule of law, current research and the right to religious freedom.

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