Limited justice for women Sharia judges

Malaysia’s two newly-appointed women Sharia judges will not be allowed to rule on criminal or divorce cases, a top official says, while denying the religious courts are biased: “The two female judges will only hear civil cases, they will not hear criminal cases, they cannot hear divorce cases but they will be able to hear cases related to custody (of children), alimony and common property,” he said on Wednesday.”

via:[http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/limited-justice-for-women-sharia-judges-20100714-10b2q.html]

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