Sharia courts have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh. The recognition of these courts — part of the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal — was accomplished through the use of a clause in the Arbitration Act 1996. They are now recognized as arbitration tribunals.
Jewish Beth Din courts operate under the same provision for many years.
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