VANCOUVER - Mitchell H. Gropper QC, Law Faculty Exchange Program: “Muslims In Israel”

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Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


RSVP to pmackenzie@allard.ubc.ca by September 13, 2017.
 

VANCOUVER - Mitchell H. Gropper QC, Law Faculty Exchange Program: “Muslims In Israel”September 20 - Wednesday - 12:00pm-1:20pm - Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, 2500-700 W. Georgia St

 

You are invited to a special lunch presentation for the legal community.

 

The presentation will include historic background, religious organization of the community and holy sites, the Sharia legal system, Sharia vs. state law, and judge reform.

 

Qadi (Judge) Ahmed Natour has been an Associate Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law since 2014 and is the first Muslim professor of law in Israel.

AHMED NATOUR, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

He also taught at other universities in Israel, the U.S.A and Palestine. Prior to this, he served for two decades on the High Sharia Court of Appeals in the country. While serving as a Qadi (1985-2013) and President of the Sharia Court of Appeals (1994-2013), Natour made a significant contribution to the development of Sharia law in the courts and to its liberalization, especially in relation to the protection of the rights of women and minors. Natour has academic degrees from the Hebrew University (BA in Arabic Language, Literature and Islamic and Middle-Eastern Studies; MA in Communication and Mass Media), Tel Aviv University (LLB and LLM in Law) and American University in Washington DC (SJD in Law).

Light Lunch included.
Space is limited.

RSVP to pmackenzie@allard.ubc.ca by September 13, 2017.

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