Below is a non-exhaustive list of publications which provides a bibliography for those who are interested in researching the area of unregistered Muslim marriages.

A list of websites and reports which may also be of interest can be found here.



Abduroaf, M (2021). ‘An Analysis of the Right of a Muslim Spouse to Claim Pension Interest Subsequent to Divorce: A South African Case Study’  Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 9: 1-8.

Abduroaf, M (2021). ‘An Analysis of the Right of a Muslim Child Born Out of Wedlock to Inherit from His or Her Deceased Parent in terms of the Law of Succession: A South African Case Study’ Obiter Law Journal 42(1): 126-135.

Abduroaf, M (2020). ‘Application of the Islamic Law of Succession in South Africa’ Obiter Law Journal 41(2): 396-409.

Abduroaf, M (2020). ‘An Analysis of the Islamic Law Based Developments in the South African Law of Succession’ Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law and Practice 16(1): 143-161.

Abduroaf, M (2020). ‘Comparing the Application of the Islamic Law of Succession and Administration of Estates in Singapore with South Africa’ Obiter Law Journal 41(1): 122-135.

Abduroaf, M (2020). ‘Analysis of the Women’s Legal Centre Trust case’ De Rebus – SA Attorneys Journal, July 2020, 33-34.

Abduroaf, M  (2019). ‘An Analysis of the Consequences of an Islamic Divorce in Light of the Faro v Bingham and Others Judgment’ Without Prejudice 19(9): 31-32.

Abduroaf, M  (2019). ‘The Impact of the South African Law of Succession and Administration of Estates on South African Muslims’ Jurnal Syariah 7(2): 321-366.

Abduroaf, M  (2019). ‘A Constitutional Analysis of an Islamic Will within the South African Context’ De Jure Law Journal 52(2): 257-266.

Abduroaf, M  (2019). ‘An Analysis of Renunciation in terms of s 2(C)(1) of the Wills Act 7 of 1953 in light of the Moosa NO and Others v Harnaker and Others judgment’ Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 7: 15-21.

Abduroaf, M and Moosa, N (2016). ‘Muslim Marriage and Divorce in Sri Lanka: Aspects of the Relevant Jurisprudence’ Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 4: 98-108.

Abduroaf, M (2013). ‘Evolution of Muslim Personal Law in the South African Constitutional Dispensation’ Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 54: 6-11.

Ahmed, F (2019). ‘The Problem with Personal Law’ in Choudhry, S and Herring, J (eds), Cambridge Companion to Family Law CUP.

Ahmed, F (forthcoming). ‘Islamic Community Processes in Australia’ in Samia Bano and Jennifer Pierce (eds), Mediation and Religious Arbitration in National Contexts Dartmouth College Press.

Ahmed, F (2017).  ‘The Autonomy Rationale for Religious Freedom’ Modern Law Review 80(2) 238–262.

Ahmed, F (5 April 2017) ‘The Autonomy Rationale for Religious Freedom’ UK Constitutional Law Blog.

Ahmed, F (2016). Religious Freedom under Personal Laws Oxford University Press.

Ahmed, F (2016). ‘Remedying Personal Law Systems’ 30 International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 248.

Ahmed, F (2013). ‘Religious Norms in Family Law: Implications for Group and Personal Autonomy’ in Eekelaar, J and Maclean, M (eds), Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies Hart.

Ahmed, F and Ghanea, N (2013). ‘Religion and Human Rights: Conflicts and Connections’ in Hedges, P (ed), Controversies in Contemporary Religions, Volume 2: Public and Ethical Controversies Praeger Publishers.

Ahmed, F and Norton, J (2012). ‘Religious Tribunals, Religious Freedom and Concern for Vulnerable Women’ Child and Family Law Quarterly 363.

Ahmed, F and Luk, S (2012). ‘How Religious Arbitration Could Enhance Personal Autonomy’ Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 424.

Ahmed, F and Luk, S (August 2011). ‘Religious Arbitration: The Ontario Debate’ Arbitration; Runner-up, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies/Three Faiths Forum Essay Prize 2010.

Ahmed, F (2010). ‘Personal Autonomy and the Option of Religious Law’ 24 International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 222.

Ahmed, F (2010). ‘The Value of Faith’ 38 Religion, State & Society 169.

Akhtar, RC (2022). ‘Contemporary Issues in Marriage Law and Practice in Qatar’, HAWWA Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, 124-158 (advance publication December 2020).

Akhtar, RC, Al-Sharmani, M, & Moors, A (2022). ‘Introduction’, HAWWA Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, 1-9 (advance publication December 2020).

Akhtar, RC and Probert R (2021). ‘Why Meghan and Harry and many others choose to have two wedding ceremonies.’ The Conversation

Akhtar, RC, Nash, P and Probert, R (Eds) (2020). Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions, Bristol University Press: Shorts Research.

Akhtar, RC (2020). Case Note: ‘From ‘non-marriage’ to ‘non-qualifying ceremony’, Journal of Socal Welfare and Family Law, 42(4).

Akhtar, RC (2020). ‘Religious-Only Marriages and Cohabitation; Deciphering Differences’, in Akhtar, R.C., Nash, P., & Probert, R. (Eds) Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions, Bristol University Press: Shorts Research.

Akhtar, RC (2020). ‘Non-Legally Binding Muslim Marriages in England and Qatar; Circumventing the State’, Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, 8(1), 13-24.

Akhtar, RC (2019). ‘Plural Approaches to Faith-Based Dispute Resolution by Britain’s Muslim Communities’, Child and Family Law Quarterly, 31(3), 189.

Akhtar, RC, Probert, R and Moors, A (2018). ‘Informal Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 7:3, 1 October 2018, 367–375.

Akhtar, RC (2018). ‘Modern Traditions in Muslim Marriage Practices, Exploring English Narratives’ Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 7:3, 1 October 2018, 427-454.

Akhtar, R (2018). ‘The human right to marry: a refugee’s perspective’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 40:2, 262-269.

Akhtar, RC (2018). ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages in the UK; Examining Normative Influences Shaping Choice of Legal Protection’, in M.C. Foblets (et al) (Eds) (2018), Personal Autonomy in Plural Societies, A Principle and its Paradoxes, Routledge: Law and Anthropology.

Akhtar, RC, Probert, R (21 March 2018). ‘Integration: Seeing the Bigger Picture’ Law & Religion UK. 

Akhtar, RC (2015). ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: An Emerging Culture of Celebrating Rites and Compromising Rights‘, in Probert, R, Miles, J and Mody, P Marriage Rites and Rights Hart Publishing Oxford.

Akhtar, RC (2013). ‘Towards Conceptualising User-Friendly Shariah Councils‘ Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law, 9(2) 112-135.

Ali, SS, Kazmi, AB, Foblets, MC, Graziadei, M and Dundes Renteln, A (2017). ‘Autonomous aspirations? Re-reading the CEDAW drafting process and examining Muslim women’s contributions’ in Personal Autonomy in Plural Societies (Routledge) 264-280.

Ali, SS (2016). ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Sharia Councils and Muslim Women’s Rights in the British Muslim Diaspora’ in Ali, SS Modern Challenges to Islamic Law Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ali, SS (2016). ‘Internet Fatawa: Challenging Tradition and Modernity in Womenand Gender Issues‘ in Ali, SS Modern Challenges to Islamic Law Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ali, SS (2013). ‘Authority and Authenticity; Sharia Councils, Muslim women’s rights and the English Courts’ Vol 25(2) Child and Family Law Quarterly 113-137.

Ali, SS (2012). ‘From Muslim Migrants to Muslim Citizens: Islamic law and Muslims in a Multi-faith Britain’ in Griffiths-Jones, R (ed.) Islam in English Law. Rights and Responsibilities and the Role of Shari’a, Cambridge University Press 157-175.

Ali, SS, Hellum, A and Griffiths, A (eds.) (2010). ‘Behind the Cyberspace Veil: Online Fatwas on Women’s Family Rights’ From Transnational Relations to Transnational Laws: Northern European Law at the Crossroads Ashgate Publishing 125-146.

Ali, SS, Hellum, A, Stewart, J & Tsanga, A (eds.) (2006). ‘Interpretative Strategies for Women’s Human Rights in a Plural Legal Framework: Exploring Judicial and State Responses to Hudood laws in Pakistan’ Human Rights, Plural Legalities and Gendered Realities: Paths are Made by Walking.  Harare: Weaver Books. Chapter 15.

Al-Sharmani, M & Abou-Bakr, O (2020). ‘Islamic Feminist Tafsīr and Qurʾanic Ethics: Rereading Divorce Verses’ Islamic Interpretive Tradition and Gender Justice: Processes of Canonization, Subervision, and Change. Reda, N. & Amin, Y. (eds.). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, p. 23-66 44.

Al-Sharmani, M & Mustasaari, S (2020). ‘Governing Divorce Practices of Somali Finnish Muslims: Does Religious Literacy Matter?’
 in The Challenges of Religious Literacy: The Case of Finland. Sakaranaho, T., Aarrevaara, T. & Konttori, J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 55-66 12 p. (SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies).

Al-Sharmani, M (2019). ‘A Mosque Programme for the Wellbeing of Muslim Families’ Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law, and Gender. Tiilikainen, M., Al-Sharmani, M. & Mustasaari, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 59-77 19 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).

Al-Sharmani, M, Tiilikainen, M & Mustasaari, S (2019). ‘Introduction: wellbeing, family life, and transnational Muslims in the West
’ in Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families : Marriage, Law and Gender. Tiilikainen, M., Al-Sharmani, M. & Mustasaari, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-21 21 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).

Al-Sharmani, MM & Mustasaari, S (2018). ‘Between ‘Official’ and ‘Unofficial’: Discourses and Practices of Muslim Marriage Conclusion in Finland’ Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. 7, 3, p. 455–478 23

Al-Sharmani, MM (2018). ‘Marriage in Islamic Interpretive Tradition: Revisiting the Legal and the Ethical’ Journal of Islamic Ethics. 2, 1-2, p. 76-96 21

Al-Sharmani, M  (2017). Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt: Negotiating MuslimFamily Law.  The American University in Cairo Press.

Al-Sharmani, M, Mustasaari, S and Ismail, A (2017). ‘Faith-based Family Dispute Resolution in Finnish Mosques: Unfolding Roles and Evolving Practices’ In: Bano, Samia (ed.).  Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration.  Waltham, MA: Brandeis University, 270-291.

Al-Sharmani, M and Ismail, A (2017). ‘Marriage and Transnational Family Life among Somali Migrants in Finland’ Migration Letters, 14(1) 38-49.

Al-Sharmani, M (2015). ‘Striving against the ‘Nafs’: Revisiting Somali Muslim Spousal Roles and Rights in Finland’ Journal of Religion in Europe 8 101-120.

Al-Sharmani, M (2014). ‘Islamic Feminism: Transnational and National Reflections’ Approaching Religion, 4(2) 83-94.

Alqawasmi, A (2021). Marriage and divorce practices in Islamic centers in Italy. Oñati Socio-Legal Series.

Alqawasmi, A (2020). Muslim Identity in Family Law in Europe: A Question of Legal Pluralism. In Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations.

Alqawasmi, A (2019). Governance in Islamic Tradition. In Annotated Legal Dictionary for European / Islamic Comparative Studies (pp. 281-297). Bologna : Daniele Donati – Bononia University Press.

Amien, W (2020). ‘Judicial Intervention in Facilitating Legal Recognition (and Regulation) of Muslim Family Law in Muslim-Minority Countries. The Case of South Africa’, 1 (1) Journal of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School 65-114

Amien, W (2019). ‘A discussion of Moosa no and others v Harnaker and others illustrating the need for legal recognition of Muslim marriages in South Africa’, 6(1) Journal of Comparative Law in Africa 115-130.

Amien, W (2016). ‘South African women’s legal experiences of Muslim personal law’, in Fielder, L and Topidi, K (eds) Religion as Empowerment – Global Legal Perspectives Routledge 53-77.

Amien, W (2015). ‘Arendse v Arendse and Others and Isaacs v Isaacs and Another’, Journal of Comparative Law in Africa, 2(1) 118-126.

Amien, W (2015). ‘Post-apartheid treatment of religious freedom in the South African public sphere’, in Sullivan, W et al (eds) Politics of Religious Freedom (University of Chicago Press) 179-193.

Amien, W (2014). ‘Legislating Religious Freedom: An Example of Muslim Marriages in South Africa’, Maryland Journal of International Law, 29: 501-547.

Amien, W (2014). ‘The viability for women’s rights of incorporating Islamic inheritance laws into the South African legal system’, Acta Juridica 192-218.

Amien, W (2014). ‘The recognition of religious and customary marriages and non-marital domestic partnerships in South Africa’, in Eekelaar, J and George, R (eds) Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy Oxon: Routledge 26-44

Amien, W (2013). ‘Reflections on the recognition of African customary marriages in South Africa: Seeking insights for the recognition of Muslim marriages’, 13 Acta Juridica 357-384.

Amien, W (2013). ‘Comparative Perspectives: South Africa’, in Dingemans, J et al (eds) The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice, (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 241-256.

Amien, W (2013) ‘The Gendered Benefits and Costs of Legal Pluralism for Muslim Family Law in South Africa’ in Maclean, M and Eekelaar, J (eds) Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies (Oxford: Hart Publishing) 107-123.

Amien, W (2011). ‘Politics of religious freedom in South Africa’ in The Immanent Frame. Secularism, religion, and the public sphere (SSRC, 2012).

Amien, W (2010). ‘A chronological overview of events leading up to the formulation of the Muslim Marriages Bill’ in Tayob, A (Ed) Muslim Marriages in South Africa: From Constitution to Legislation, (Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town) 8-16.

Amien, W (2010). ‘A South African case study for the recognition and regulation of Muslim family law in a minority Muslim secular context’, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 24(3) 361-396.

Amien, W (2008). ‘Muslim Personal Law (MPL) in Canada: A case study considering the conflict between freedom of religion and Muslim women’s right to equality’ in Eva Brems (ed) Conflicts between fundamental rights (Antwerp: Intersentia Publishers) 381-420.


Banda, F & Joffe, FL (2016). ‘Women’s Rights and Religious Law: Domestic and International Perspectives’

Bano, S (2017). ‘Agency, Autonomy and Rights: Muslim women and ADR in Britain’. In: Bano, Samia, (ed.), Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, pp 46-76.

Bano, S (2017). ‘Introduction: “Women, Mediation and Religious Arbitration: Thinking Through Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes”’. In: Bano, Samia, (ed.), Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration. Hanover; London: Brandeis University Press, pp 1-24.

Bano S (2016). Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration Routledge

Bano, S (2012) Muslim Women and Shari’ah Councils: Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan)

Buckley, A (2019). ‘Not ‘Completely’ Divorced: Muslim Women in Australia Navigating Muslim Family LawsMelbourne University Press.

Buckley, A (2013), “The Dual System of Divorce and its Implications for Muslim Women in Australia.” In Family Law and Australian Muslim Women edited by Abdullah Saeed and Helen McCue, 125-149. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

Buckley, A (2010), “Shari’ah, State Law and the ‘Divorce Dilemma’: Challenges Facing Muslim Women in Western Countries.” In Challenging Identities: Muslim Women in Australia edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh, 76-104. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.


El Fegiery, M  (2016). Islamic Law and Human Rights: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Fisher, M, Shabana S, and Vishal V (2018). ‘Islamic marriages: given the independent review into the application of Sharia law in England and Wales, what is the way forward?’ Family Law: 552–557.


Grillo, R  (2015). Muslim Families, Politics and the Law: A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain Routledge.


Jaraba, M (2020). ‘Khul’ in action: how do local muslim communities in Germany dissolve an Islamic religious-only marriage?’ Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 1–22.

Jaraba, M (2019). ‘The practice of khulʿ in Germany: pragmatism versus conservativism.’ Islamic Law and Society 26: 1–28.

Jawad, H and Elmali-Karakaya, A (2020). ‘Interfaith Marriages in Islam from a Woman’s perspective: Turkish Women’s Interfaith Marriage Practices in the United Kingdom’ Journal of Minority Affairs 40: 128-147.

Johnson, P & Moors, A (2020). ‘Foreign to Palestinian Society? ʿUrfī Marriage, Moral Dangers, and the Colonial Present’ Hawwa1(aop), 159-181.

Jones, J, Khalfaoui, M (eds.) (2020). ‘Islamic Family Law in Europe and the Islamic World: Current Situation and Challenges (Special Issue)’ c-book

Jones, J, Shanneik, Y (eds.) (2020). ‘Reformulating Muslim Matrimony: Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the Contemporary United Kingdom and Europe’ c-book Vol 40(1)

Jones, J, Ali, SS, Shahid, A (eds.) (2020). ‘To register or not to register? Reflections on Muslim marriage practices in Britain.’ in Jahrbuch Islamisches Recht (Yearbook of Islamic Law) Rohe, M, Ademi, C (eds.) C.H. Beck, Munich

Jones, J (2019). ‘India: why a new law criminalising Muslim ‘instant divorce’ has divided feminists’ Modern Asian Studies The Conversation

Jones, J, Ali, S (2019). ‘Muslim Marriage and Divorce Practices in Contemporary Britain’

Jones, JR (2017). ‘India’s ‘instant divorce’ ban: a first step or the end result in reforming Islamic law?’ The Conversation 6 September 2017

Jones-Pauly, C & Tuqan, A.D (2013). Women Under Islam: Gender Justice and the Politics of Islamic Law Bloomsbury.


Kruiniger-van Maanen, P, Rutten, S, & Deogratias, B (eds.) (2019). Marital captivity: Divorce, religion and human rights. Eleven International publishing.


Leahy S and O’Sullivan K (2019). ‘Unrecognised Muslim Marriage in Ireland: Incidence and Implications’ Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Leahy, S and O’Sullivan, K (2019). ‘Recognition of Muslim Marriages Ceremonies in Ireland: An Analysis’ in Minority Religions under Irish Law: Islam in National and International Context; O’Sullivan, K(Ed.) Leiden: Netherlands : Brill pp. 108-130

Leahy, S and O’Sullivan, K (2018). ‘Changing Conceptions of Marriage in Ireland: Law and Practice’ Child and Family Law Quarterly; pp. 279-300

Lukito, R (2013). Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: Bridging the Unbridgeable Routledge.


Mehdi, R (2013). The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (RLE Politics of Islam) Routledge

Menski, W & Pearl, D (1998). Muslim Family Law London : Sweet & Maxwell

Miles J, Probert R (2019). ‘Civil partnership: ties that (also) bind’. Child and Family Law Quarterly31(4), 303-320.

Mir-Hosseini, Z, Al-Sharmani, M and Rumminger, J (2015). ‘Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition’Oxford, UK: Oneworld.

Moors, A, Shanneik, Y (eds.) (2021). Global Dynamics of Debating and Concluding Shia Marriages, Pittsburg University Press.

Moors, A 2018, co-editor, special Issue ‘Non-state registered marriages’, Sociology of Islam 6, 3 (with Rajnaara Akhtar and Rebecca Probyn)

Moors, A, Akhtar, R, Probert, R (eds.) (2018). Special Issue ‘Informal Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 7, 3

Moors, A, Akhtar, RC and Probert, R (2018). ‘Contextualizing Muslim Religious-Only Marriages’, Sociology of Islam, 6:3, 263-273.

Moosa, N and Abduroaf, M (2014). ‘Faskh (Divorce) and Intestate Succession in Islamic and South African Law: Impact of the Watershed Judgment in Hassam v Jacobs and the Muslim Marriages Bill’ Acta Juridica 160-191.

Mustasaari, S (2019). ‘Extra-Judicial Muslim Divorces and Family Mediation in the Nordic Countries: What Role is There for the Welfare State?’
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Mustasaari, S & Vora, V (2019). ‘Wellbeing, law, and marriage Recognition of Nikah in multicultural Britain and the Finnish welfare state’
 in Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law, and Gender. Tiilikainen, M., Al-Sharmani, M. & Mustasaari, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 39-58 20 p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora).


Naʻīm, AAA (2002). Islamic Family Law in A Changing World: A Global Resource Book Zed Books.

Naqvi, ZB (2022). Polygamy, Policy and Postcolonialism in English Marriage Law – A Critical Feminist Analysis (forthcoming – Bristol UP 2022).

Naqvi, Z (2020). ‘Nikah Ceremonies in the UK – A Tool for Empowerment?’ in Rajnaara Akhtar, Patrick Nash and Rebecca Probert (eds.), Relationship Breakdown: Informal and Legal Solutions (Bristol UP).

Naqvi, ZB (2017). ‘A Contextualised Historical Account of Changing Judicial Attitudes to Polygamous Marriage in the English Courts’ 13(3) International Journal of Law in Context 408.

Naqvi, Z (2016). ‘It’s Women Who Suffer from a Lack of Recognition of Polygamous Marriage’ (The Conversation, 11 May 2016):

Nash, P (2021). British Islam & English Law, Cambridge University Press, ‘Law in Context’ series.

Nash, P (2019). ‘”Regrettably it is not that simple”: The Case for Minimalistic Marriage Laws’ in forthcoming edited collection with Bristol University Press.

Nash, P (2017). ‘Sharia in England: The Marriage Law Solution’, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 6(3): 523-543.

Nisa, EF (2018). ‘Unregistered Marriages of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Malaysia: Contrasting Positions of State Agents.’ Sociology of Islam,  6: 338-358.

Nisa, EF (2018). ‘The Bureaucratization of Muslim Marriage in Indonesia.’ Journal of Law and Religion. 1-19.

Nisa, EF (2014). ‘Sink or Swim in Marriage Relationships: Indonesian Female Migrant Workers in Hong Kong.’ in Kayoko I, ed. Dynamics of Marriage Migration in Asia, Tokyo, Research Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), pp. 35-61.


O’Sullivan, K (2021). Religion and the Law in Ireland  Netherlands : Kluwer.

O’Sullivan, K (2021). ‘Location, Location, Location: The Future of Weddings Law in Ireland and England’Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law.

O’Sullivan, K (Ed.) (2019). Minority Religions under Irish Law: Islam in National and International Context Leiden: Netherlands : Brill.

O’Sullivan, K (2019). ‘The Legacy Continues: Ancillary Relief on Divorce in Ireland’ Journal Of Family Studies337-350.

O’Sullivan, K (2019). ‘Religious-Only Marriages & Officiant-Based Marriage Law Reform: An Irish Perspective’Family Law 1156-1160.

O’Sullivan, K (2019). ‘Pensions on Divorce in Ireland: Law, Practice & A Way Forward?’ Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly; pp. 311-329.

O’Sullivan, K (2019). ‘Access to Marriage: Consanguinity and Affinity Prohibitions in National and International Context’ Irish Journal Of Family Law; pp. 8-12.

O’Sullivan, K (2018). Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Ireland
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O’Sullivan, K and Jackson, L (2017). ‘Muslim Marriage (Non)Recognition: Implications and Possible Solutions’ Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 39(1)  22-41.

O’Sullivan, K and Jackson, L (2016).  ‘Putting the cart before the horse? The Arbitration and Media Services Bill’ Family Law 82-85.

Owen G, Probert RJ (2019). ‘Marriage, dispensation and divorce during the years of Henry VIII’s “great matter”: a local case study.’ Law and Humanities, 76-94.


Parveen, R (2020). From Regulating Marriage Ceremonies to Recognizing Marriage Ceremonies. Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions 85.

Parveen, R (2017). ‘Do Sharia Councils Meet the Needs of Muslim Women.’ in S Bano (ed.), Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration. Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, Brandeis, pp. 1-37.

Pimm-Smith R, Probert RJ (2018). ‘Evaluating marital stability in late-Victorian Camberwell.’ Family and Community History21, 38-50.

Platt, M (2017). Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia: Women Negotiating Informal Marriage Routledge.

Probert R, Pywell S (In Press). ‘Love in the time of COVID-19: a case-study of the complex laws governing weddings.’ Legal Studies

Probert R (2020). ‘Determining the Boundaries Between Valid, Void and “Non-Qualifying” Marriages: Past, Present and Future?’ in  (Ed) Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions,

Probert RJ, D’Arcy-Brown L (2020). ‘The transportation of bigamists in early nineteenth-century England and Wales.’ Journal of Legal History40(3), 223-252.

Probert R, Snape J (eds)(2019). A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Enlightenment.

Probert RJ (2019). ‘R v Hall and the changing perceptions of the crime of bigamy.’ Legal Studies.

Probert RJ (2018). ‘State and Law’. In Puschmann P (Ed) A Cultural History of Marriage in the Age of Empires (1800-1920)

Probert RJ, Harding M, Dempsey B (2018). ‘A Uniform Law of Marriage? the 1868 Royal Commission Reconsidered.’ Child and Family Law Quarterly, 217-235.

Probert RJ (2018). ‘A Uniform Marriage Law for England and Wales?’ Child and Family Law Quarterly30(3), 259-278.

Probert RJ (2018). Blog – Rebecca Probert and Rajnaara Akhtar, ‘Integration: seeing the bigger picture’, 21 March 2018, Law & Religion UK,

Probert RJ (2018). ‘Hayatleh v Modfy: presuming the validity of a known ceremony of marriage.’ Child and Family Law Quarterly

Probert RJ (2018). The presumptions in favour of marriage. Cambridge Law Journal77(2), 375-398.

Probert RJ (2018). The royals have finally embraced modern romance. The Times

Probert RJ (2018). ‘English exports: invoking the common law of marriage across the Empire’. In Moses J (Ed) Marriage, Law and Modernity: Global Histories, London: Bloomsbury, 168-183

Probert RJ (2018). ‘Undoing the marriage: the resort to annulment’. In Leydecker K, Di Placidi J (Eds.) After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century: Literature, Law and Society, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Probert RJ (2017). Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a civil marriage? The Times

Pywell S, Probert RJ (2018). ‘Neither sacred nor profane: the permitted content of civil marriage ceremonies.’ Child and Family Law Quarterly30(4), 415-436.


Sandberg, R (2021). Religion and marriage law: the need for reform. Bristol University Press.

Sandberg, R (2021). ‘Marital problems: the Law Commission’s ‘Getting Married’ consultation paper and non-qualifying wedding ceremonies.’ Ecclesiastical Law Journal.

Sandberg, R (2020). ‘Unregistered religious marriages are neither valid or void.’ Cambridge Law Journal 29(2), pp. 237-240.

Sandberg, R and Cranmer, F (2019). The Council of Europe and Sharia: An unsatisfactory resolution? [Comment]. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 21(2), pp. 203-2012.

Sandberg, R and Thompson, S (2018). The sexual contract in law and religion. [Online]. Law and Religion UK.

Sandberg, R and Thompson, S (2017). ‘Relational autonomy and religious tribunals’ Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 6(1): 137-161.

Sandberg, R and Thompson, S (2016). ‘The Sharia Law debate: The missing family law context’ Law and Justice 177: 181-192.

Sandberg, R (2016). ‘The failure of legal pluralism’ Ecclesiastical Law Journal 18(2): 137-157.

Sandberg, R et al. (2012). ‘Britain’s religious tribunals: ‘joint governance’ in practice’ Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33(2): 263-291.

Sandberg, R (ed) (2015). Religion and legal pluralism Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series. Ashgate.

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