Waheeda Amien

Waheeda Amien is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town. She has a B.A. LL.B. from the University of Cape Town, LL.M. from the University of the Western Cape, and Ph.D. in Law from the University of Ghent.

Professor Amien specializes in legal pluralism and Muslim family law in South Africa.

Representative Publications

Amien, Waheeda, and Annie Leatt. “Legislating Religious Freedom: An Example of Muslim Marriages in South Africa.” Md. J. Int’l L. 29 (2014): 505-547.

Amien, Waheeda. “Reflections on the recognition of African customary marriages in South Africa: seeking insights for the recognition of Muslim marriages.” Acta Juridica 2013.1 (2013): 357-384.

Amien, Waheeda. “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 (2010): 361-396.

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