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Greece to limit Sharia law after European Court challenge

Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years. By – Derek Gatopoulos & Costas Kantouris  The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament’s largest political parties. It eliminates rules that referred many civil cases involving members of ...

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European Court to Decide if Islamic Sharia Law Can Override a Nation’s Civil Law

Can Islamic religious sharia law override a country’s domestic law in Europe? That’s a question the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights is weighing. Via: Mark Martin  The Court heard a case this week that involves applying sharia law to a disagreement between citizens of Greece who are Muslims. The non-profit organization based in London, Christian Concern, intervened in the ...

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Witold Waszczykowski: Poland’s Security Is More Important than European Court

“Poland’s security is more important than imprudent decisions by European institutions,” Minister Witold Waszczykowski told Polish Radio 3’s Beata Michniewicz, referring to the EU Court of Justice’s judgment that dismissed the actions of Slovakia and Hungary regarding the relocation of 120,000 refugees. Via: msz.gov.pl “We still believe that this decision, dating back two years, was taken against the law and ...

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Top EU Court Rules Against Mass Surveillance In Britain

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S TOP court has severely undermined the British government’s mass surveillance powers in a new ruling that could rein in police and spy agency investigations. In a judgment handed down in Luxembourg on Wednesday, the European Court of Justice declared that the “general and indiscriminate retention” of data about people’s communications and locations was inconsistent with privacy rights. The ...

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