Breakfast Forum

Legal Reform in Saudi Arabia

30 nov 2021 08:30 09:30 ENG

Dominik Krell (the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law)

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has attracted international attention for its efforts to reform Islamic law. While the controversial ban on female driving was lifted and cinemas finally opened, fundamental reforms of the law are still to come.

By using family law as an example, the talk explores how legal change takes place in Saudi Arabia and what role the king and religious scholars play in the development of the law. 

Join us for breakfast in Jekteviksbakken 31. The event is on-site only (not streamed).

Dominik Krell is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. His work investigates how Islamic law is understood and applied in the contemporary Middle East.