ISBN 9789780294212
Pages 100
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2003
Publisher Spectrum Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Islamic Criminal Law in Nigeria

by Ruud Peters

A survey of Sharia criminal law, commissioned by the European Commission, and to provide analysis of the re-islamification of the Northern Nigerian states, based on classical Islamic texts.

The study clarifies and explains the circumstances and background to these new codes, paying special attention to the Koraic offences of fornication, theft, robbery and alcohol consumption. It further identifies conflicts between these codes and the human rights principles guaranteed in the Nigerian federal constitution, and in the United Nations conventions on human rights to which Nigeria is a signatory; and surmises the views of the local people about the laws.

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About the Author

Ruud Peters

Ruud Peters is Professor of Islamic Law at the University of Amsterdam.

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