EGMR: Sharia law applied to an inheritance dispute contrary to the will of the testator, a Greek belonging to the Muslim minority: violation of the Convention

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights, read in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) to the Convention. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming Grand Chamber judgment in a case concerning the application of Islamic religious law (Sharia law) to an inheritance dispute

The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14) at a public hearing on 19 December 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg. The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious law (Sharia law) to a case relating to an inheritance right vis-à-vis the estate of the deceased husband of Ms Molla Sali, a Greek national belonging to the Muslim minority. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Grand Chamber hearing in a case concerning the application of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to an inheritance dispute

The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing today Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 9.15 a.m. in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14). The case concerns the application by the Greek courts of Islamic religious (Sharia) law to a dispute concerning inheritance rights over the estate of the late husband of Ms Molla Sali, a Greek national belonging to the country’s Muslim minority. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Forthcoming Grand Chamber hearing on 6 December 2017 – Molla Sali v. Greece (application no. 20452/14)

The applicant, Ms Chatitze Molla Sali, is a Greek national who was born in 1950 and lives in Komotini (Greece). On the death of her husband, Ms Molla Sali inherited his entire estate under the terms of a will drawn up by her late husband before a notary. The deceased’s two sisters contested the will, on the grounds that their brother had belonged to the Thrace Muslim community and that all matters relating to his estate were therefore subject to Islamic law and to the jurisdiction of the mufti rather than to the provisions of the Greek Civil Code. They relied in particular on the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres and the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which provided for Islamic customs and Islamic religious law to be applied to Greek nationals who were Muslims. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen