Contempt of court in the syari'ah courts

Kamal Halili, Hassan and Venugopal, Vijayalakshimi* and Jasri, Jamal (2012) Contempt of court in the syari'ah courts. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 20. pp. 23-33. ISSN 0128-7702

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The purpose of this article is to examine the Syari’ah courts’ power to punish for contempt. In the last nineteen years, the state authorities have recognised the importance of expressly providing the Syari’ah courts with the power to punish for contempt. There are specific categories of contempt of court before the Syari’ah courts specified in the relevant statutes, though these categories are not consistently specified in terms of the categories themselves, how the categories are defined and to what extent a party can be punished for committing these categories of contempt. Cases of the Syari’ah Courts examined here showed consistency with contempt before the civil courts, with majority of the contempt cases being committed are disobeying a court order and the contempt in the face of the court. Statutes applicable to the Syari’ah courts have provided different sentencing limits for different categories of contempt. This article explores the scope of contempt of court in the Syari’ah Courts, their sentencing limit and weaknesses. The research methodology adopted in this article is doctrinal research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contempt of court, Syari’ah Court, federal constitution, state enactments
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: INTI International College Subang
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 07:39
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 07:39

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