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Khul' Divorce in EgyptPublic Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life$
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Nadia Sonneveld

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164842

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001

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Reconciliation and Mediation in Court

Reconciliation and Mediation in Court

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(p.105) 5 Reconciliation and Mediation in Court
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Khul' Divorce in Egypt
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Nadia Sonneveld

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0006

The issue of court-provided reconciliation is discussed. It assesses whether the new family court system offers more 'dialogue' between judges and women litigants and affects judges' perception of women in khul' procedures. The same questions are posed with regard to the professional court-appointed mediators. Although it appears that both judges and the male mediator often relate khul' to women's disobedience, this does not necessarily mean that they treat women unsympathetically.

Keywords:   Family Courts, Judicial aid, Reconciliation, mediation

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