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Council of Europe requests abolition of the application of sharia in Thrace

Council of Europe requests abolition of the application of sharia in Thrace

In January 2010 the assembly of the Council of Europe passed Resolution 1704 (2010) Final version which includes this provision:

18.5. allow the Muslim minority to choose freely its muftis as mere religious leaders (that is, without judicial powers), through election or appointment, and thus to abolish the application of Sharia law – which raises serious questions of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights – as recommended by the Commissioner for Human Rights;