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September 21, 2020 Faculty Controlling the Narrative: Censorship Laws in the Gulf

Bahrain revised its 1979 press law in 2002 under the new constitution. However, “the law still regulates all matters of publication and remains one of the most restrictive laws in the region and includes criminal penalties for publication-related offenses,” noted Salma Waheedi, a Bahraini attorney based in the United States and the associate director of the Law and Society in the Muslim World program at Harvard University.

May 22, 2020 Faculty Radcliffe Institute Announces 2020-2021 Fellows

Kristen A. Stilt, Green Fellow, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques professor of Islamic legal studies: “Halal Animals: Food, Faith, and the Future of Planetary Health”

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June 26, 2019 Faculty How A Former Child Bride Got A Fatwa Against Child Marriage

Other fatwas have been issued against child marriage. "This is not the first time in Islamic history," says Salma Waheedi, associate director at the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World at Harvard University. Such a fatwa would be "unique because the fatwa is coming from a major institution like Al-Azhar, which carries a lot of weight in the Islamic world," says Waheedi.

March 29, 2019 Faculty Der Sultan droht mit dem Schwert

So far, no one has been whipped under the new Sharia criminal law. "Brunei relies on soft authoritarianism", explains Visiting Fellow Dominik M. Müller.