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Sharia Courts: Modern Practics and Prospectives in Russia

The preprint deals with analysis of theoretical foundations of institutions of Sharia justice and place occupied by Sharia courts in modern Muslim states. The practices of contemporary Sharia courts in Western countries, especially in UK and Canada is discussed. The main attention is paid to history of Sharia courts in Russia as well as modern practices of their creation and functioning. The author concludes that new Russian legislation on private arbitration tribunals and mediation procedure excepts in principle creation of institutions of dispute resolution which use some elements of Sharia model of justice