Seminar 17-18 september 2006!Hotell Opera






Norsk stats familierett og Den islamsk familirerett


IHSG network is very please to send you the theme and background information about our speakers for 2 days conference 17-18 September 06 in hotel Opara in Oslo. International Health and Social Group has invited 4 legal experts 2 from Norway and 2 from  UK. as guest speaker for on family law. 

-   Day one in Urdu/Norsk 17.09.2006 kl. 4.30- 20.30 for the Pakistani-Norwegian Community.

-   2. day in Norsk/English 18.09.2006 kl.12-16.00 at same place for ethnic Norwegian public and professionals such as lawyers, bureaucrats, students, teachers, researchers etc. on the same subjects.

The guest speakers we have invited have expert knowledge of the Islamic family law. They also have know-how of the family law cases. 

Our guest speakers are Arzu Merali  from IHRC UK, and Shaikh Faiz ul Aktab Siddiqui of Hijaz College, who is a barrister and author and who has worked extensively on the issue of integrating shariah law into the British legal system. 

From Norway:

Kjell Erik Øie - State Secretary (Labour Party). Hilde Eline Hoel senior advicer, Dept. of Family policies and gender equality in the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs. Selma Ilyas dommerfullmektig i Oslo tingsrett og Advokat Zulifqar Munir.


Hilde Eline Hoel

She is senior advicer, Dept. of Family policies and gender equality in the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs.

She had been advicer, Dept. of Family policies and gender equality in the Royal Ministry of Children and Family Affairs, had also been officer in the Royal Ministry of Social Affairs.

Main Activities and responsibilities from 1990 -present: Administer family law; The Children Act, The Marriage Act and Registered Partnerships Act
Education – Degree: 1989 Candidatus juridicum 


Selma Ilyas er jurist av utdanning. Hun har jobbet 5 1/2 år i politiet som politiadvokat, og begynte nylig som dommerfullmektig i Oslo tingsrett. Hun har tidligere sittet i to lovutvalg: Lovutvalget for ny lov mot etnisk diskriminering og Lovutvalget for utlendingsloven.


Advokat Zulifqar Munir

Sept. 2002 –     Egen advokatpraksis – Advokatfellesskapet HM

Mai 2002 –        Sept. 2002 – Advokat - Advokatfirmaet Furuholmen AS

April 2000 –      Mai 2002 – Advokatfullmektig – Advokatfirmaet Furuholmen AS

H-1999 –           Embetseksamen i Juridikum – Cand. Jur – UIO

Praksis som advokat har han arbeidet innen flere rettsområder, herunder familie –og barnerett, selskapsrett, avtalerett, utlendingsrett, strafferett, fast eiendom, strafferett med mer

From UK.:

Shaikh Faiz ul Aktab Siddiqui

1990    Lincoln’s Inn, London Called to the Bar of England and Wales

1989-1990      Al-Azher University, Cairo Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Law

1988-1989            Inns of Court School of Law Bar Vocational Cours

1985-1988            Liverpool John Moores University LLB (Hons)

  • Conducted many television debates on Islam, Islamic law and contemporary issues, for example “Fast Track”, a series on socio-legal ethics shown on channel 4.  Other debates shown on main European TV network programmes and Asian media
  • Written many articles on Islam and Islamic Law.  Written in many journals on the contemporary dilemmas of the Muslim community. Delivered lectures on various Islamic and contemporary topics around the world, including in South Africa, Iran, Bangladesh, the Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Holland, Spain, the USA, Canada and Belgium etc.
  • Hosted and appeared on many Islamic radio programmes, for example, radio programmes sponsored by The Iqra Trust and Spectrum Radio 558.
  • Fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and Dutch.


Arzu Merali is a writer on human rights and Islam based in London, UK. She is a mother and one of the founders of the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Her educational background includes studies in English Literature, Law and International Relations from Cambridge University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Kent.  She is the author of various articles and reports as well as co-authoring several volumes in the British Muslims’ Expectations of the Government project.  Her work has been published by among others, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Hecate, BBC News and The New Politics Network.

Thank you once again. 

With best regards,


Tayyab M. Choudri (Network co-ordinator)

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