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Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria , 1999–2006: A Sourcebook , compiled and edited by Philip Ostien, Volumes I–V (Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books Limited, 2007), ISBN: 978-978-029-837-1.

Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria , 1999–2006: A Sourcebook , compiled and edited by... Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria, 1999–2006: A Sourcebook, compiled and edited by Philip Ostien, Volumes I–V [Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books Limited, 2007], ISBN: 978-978-029-837-1. In these five volumes of his book, Philip Ostien attempts to redress the dearth of documents, records and legal materials on Sharia law in Nigeria since the reintroduction of Sharia law in respect of criminal matters in the year 1999. In an age when the interaction between religion (in this case, Islam) and law, human rights, rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism dominates so much scholarship and discourse in international law and national law, it is imperative to understand how the implementation of Sharia law in Northern Nigeria has impacted human rights, constitutionalism, peace and security in Nigeria. In turn, this understanding is a useful tool in understanding the interaction between Sharia law and human rights and is ‘relevant to the debate on global peace and security’.1 These volumes are a fine example of great scholarship and an invaluable resource for academics and others on one of the most important phases of Nigeria’s history and also on one of the most controversial subjects in Nigeria, namely Sharia law. More importantly, these volumes are groundbreaking http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria , 1999–2006: A Sourcebook , compiled and edited by Philip Ostien, Volumes I–V (Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books Limited, 2007), ISBN: 978-978-029-837-1.

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press 2010
Subject
Book Review – Critique bibliographique; African Studies
ISSN
0954-8890
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1755-1609
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10.3366/E095488900900053X
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Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria, 1999–2006: A Sourcebook, compiled and edited by Philip Ostien, Volumes I–V [Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books Limited, 2007], ISBN: 978-978-029-837-1. In these five volumes of his book, Philip Ostien attempts to redress the dearth of documents, records and legal materials on Sharia law in Nigeria since the reintroduction of Sharia law in respect of criminal matters in the year 1999. In an age when the interaction between religion (in this case, Islam) and law, human rights, rule of law, democracy and constitutionalism dominates so much scholarship and discourse in international law and national law, it is imperative to understand how the implementation of Sharia law in Northern Nigeria has impacted human rights, constitutionalism, peace and security in Nigeria. In turn, this understanding is a useful tool in understanding the interaction between Sharia law and human rights and is ‘relevant to the debate on global peace and security’.1 These volumes are a fine example of great scholarship and an invaluable resource for academics and others on one of the most important phases of Nigeria’s history and also on one of the most controversial subjects in Nigeria, namely Sharia law. More importantly, these volumes are groundbreaking

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2010

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