UK: Panorama: Inside Britain’s Sharia Courts

Muslims believe the sharia law has been revealed by God. In many cases, even if a civil divorce has been granted, individuals will also ask to be divorced by a sharia council.

There are at least 85 of these in the UK, Corbin reported, which are ruling on matters from residents’ disputes to divorces, even, according to barrister Charlotte Proudman, on child contact matters. “They’re totally unregulated, unauthorised, there’s no accountability, and many of them are not operating in accordance with UK law,” Proudman said.

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