Arbitration using Sharia law in Canada
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Shirish P. Chotalia
Discrimination, Human rights, Islamophobia, Social justice
Journal article

Chotalia, S. P. (2006). Arbitration Using Sharia Law in Canada: A Constitutional and Human Rights Perspective. Constitutional Forum, 15. 


In her work, Shirish P. Chotalia discusses a controversy regarding whether Muslims should be allowed to arbitrate disputes based on Islamic law in Ontario. This article provides perspectives regarding the issues and questions raised by Canadians relating to sharia law such as should Canadians be allowed to choose to be governed by Muslim law, does Muslim law violate the Charter, the Constitution as the supreme law of Canada, access to justice and human rights codes. Moreover, the notion of freedom of religion, specifically the parameters of freedom of religion, discrimination on the basis of religion and reasonable limits are addressed.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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