Legal Reform in Saudi Arabia
The ban on female driving is lifted and cinemas have opened, but fundemental reforms of Saudi law are still to come.
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has attracted international attention for its efforts
to reform Islamic law. While the controversial ban on female driving was lifted
and cinemas finally opened, fundamental reforms of the law are still to come.
By using family law as an example, the talk explores how legal change takes
place in Saudi Arabia and what role the king and religious scholars play in the
development of the law.
Free breakfast will be served in Jekteviksbakken 31.
The event is on-site only (not streamed).
Dominik Krell is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for
Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany.
His work investigates how Islamic law is understood and applied in the contemporary Middle East.