Tory MP backs Bill to curb growth of Sharia courts
An MP has praised a cross-bench Peer's attempts to curb the growth of quasi-legal systems in the UK, which discriminate against women.
Tory MP Kris Hopkins said Baroness Caroline Cox is doing "exceptional" work in the House of Lords, through her Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill.
There are an estimated 85 Sharia courts operating in the UK, and many are believed to discriminate against women and back polygamy.
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