Islamic Law and Gender Equality in the Balance

Inheritance Law Reform in Tunisia

June 13, 2019
5:30 pm-7:30 pm | London

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

Image Caption: "Protestors in Tunis demand equal inheritance rights for women, 10 March 2018."

A major reform of inheritance law is currently underway in Tunisia. The Tunisian reform is triggering lively debates well beyond the country’s borders due to the sensitivity of one of the points addressed: gender equality.  Professor Hamrouni, a Tunisian legal scholar involved in the reform, will illustrate both process and content, and will be joined by some of the leading experts in Europe on inheritance and family law reforms to discuss its various aspects.

Download position papers and presentations of Salwa Hamrouni, Roberta Aluffi (position paperpresentation), Dörthe Engelcke and Nadjma Yassari.

Salwa Hamrouni: Professor of Law at the University of Tunis.

Roberta Aluffi: Associate Professor of Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, where she also teaches Islamic Law and African Law.

Dörthe Engelcke: Senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Nadjma Yassari: Leader of the Research Group: Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

This event is organised by AKU-ISMC's Governance Programme. The Governance Programme’s annual workshops and conferences on a range of themes explore how Muslim societies develop political systems that promote public welfare, achieve popular legitimacy and recognise minority rights in a time marked by heated debates over tradition, religion and modernity.

This event is free but booking is essential. Book as soon as possible.


Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN