Sharia Law and Human Rights@ Queen Mary University of London
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 at 19:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
To many of you this events page might give you a tingling sensation, a shiver running down your spine as you think, hang on, I've seen QMASH advertise this event before. No, you are not having an outer body experience, we did indeed hold this event some time ago but sadly, after receiving death threats, we had to cancel.
Now we are back! With more security than ever to finally ask the questions, does Sharia Law negate human rights? Should Sharia courts be allowed in the UK? And what are the implications for those who fall foul of the Sharia judicial system?
Whatever your opinions on the matter please come along and have your say. There will be a lengthy opportunity for audience members to ask questions or put forward their own points of view. Too often on finishing a talk speakers are met by a respectful silence, we want ours to be challenged and debated and for every perspective to be heard.
For those of you who wish to attend the events but are not students or staff at Queen Mary please register online in order to be admitted entry to the event.
The speakers for this event include Maryam Namazie, a campaigner, commentator and broadcaster and vocal opponent of religious law. Maryam is a spokesperson for Equal Rights Now, an organisation that opposes gender discrimination in Iran, The One Law for All Campaign and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and is a committee member of the Worker-Communist party of Iran.
Joining Maryam will be Anne Marie Waters, a spokes person for the One Law for All Campaign. Anne Marie brings to the discussion her legal knowledge and experience of Sharia in the UK. Anne Marie has delivered talks and participated in debates on Sharia at many prestigious Universities across the UK, including LSE and UCL.