A general distinction can be made between (a) civil lawjurisdictions (including Catholic canon law and socialist law), in which the legislature or other central body codifies and consolidates their laws, and (b) common law systems, where judge-made precedent is accepted as binding law. Historically, religious laws played a significant role even in settling of secular matters, which is still the case in some religious communities, particularly Jewish, and some countries, particularly Islamic. Islamic Sharia law is the world's most widely used religious law.
Greekkanon / Ancient Greek: κανών,Arabic Qanun / قانون, Hebrew kaneh / קנה, "straight"; a rule, code, standard, or measure; the root meaning in all these languages is "reed" (cf. the Romance-language ancestors of the English word "cane").
Canons of the Apostles
The Apostolic Canons or Ecclesiastical Canons of the Same Holy Apostles is a collection of ancient ecclesiastical decrees (eighty-five in the Eastern, fifty in the Western Church) concerning the government and discipline of the Early Christian Church, incorporated with the Apostolic Constitutions which are part of the Ante-Nicene Fathers
In the fourth century the First Council of Nicaea (325) calls canons the disciplinary measures of the Church: the term canon, κανὠν, means in Greek, a rule. There is a very early distinction between the rules enacted by the Church and the legislative measures taken by the State called leges, Latin for laws.
The Emirate of Sharjah (/ˈʃɑːrdʒə/; Arabic:الشارقةAš Šāriqah) is one of the states of the United Arab Emirates. The emirate covers 2,590 square kilometres (1,000sqmi) and has a population of over 800,000 (2008). The emirate of Sharjah comprises the capital city of Sharjah, after which it is named, and other minor towns and exclaves such as Kalba, Dibba Al-Hisn and Khor Fakkan.
Human settlement in the area covered by the emirate has existed for over 500,000 years, with significant finds made of early axes and stone tools as well as Copper and Iron Age implements in Al Dhaid, Madam and Faya. Historically the emirate was one of the wealthiest towns in the region.
Around 1727, the Al Qasimi clan took control of Sharjah and declared the polity independent.
The first in a long series of maritime skirmishes between the Al Qasimi and British vessels took place in 1797, when the British-flagged Bassein Snow was seized and released two days later. The cruiser Viper was subsequently attacked off Bushire. A period of great instability followed along the coast, with a number of actions between British and Al Qasimi vessels alongside various changes of leadership and allegiances between the Rulers of Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Sharjah with Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi claiming sovereignty over 'all the Joasmee ports' in 1823, a claim recognised by the British at the time.
Amid fears that their Sharjah-based business would suffer permanent damage, an Indian family had to cough up more than Dh200,000 (US$55,000) to return to the UAE on a private jet, due to the travel restriction between India and the UAE ... The family will now undergo quarantine in their villa in Sharjah for the next 10 days.
A draft law setting out plans to freeze rents for three years in Dubai has won support from both renters and property owners ... Residents had hoped for more information on the draft law, to clarify if the freeze would apply both to new rental leases and existing contracts ... Long-standing tenant in favour of new law.
A draft law setting out plans to freeze rents for three years in Dubai has won support from both renters and property owners ... Residents hoped for more information on the draft law to clarify if the freeze applied to existing contracts and new rental leases ... Dubai draft law to freeze rents for three years 'will stabilise property market'.
Recent news reports quoting land department officials suggest a new law that proposes rents in Dubai will be fixed for ...Sharjah has a rent freeze law in effect since 2007 that forbids landlords from increasing rents for three years since the commencement of a new tenancy contract.
While there is no word yet from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre) on the working hours for private companies, prevailing laws suggest shorter days for the sector, too ...Paid parking hours extended in Sharjah ... The UAE labour law mandates a 48-hour work week per employee.
A sweeping child protection law is enabling teachers to offer greater support to pupils facing abuse or neglect in the UAE, school leaders say ... The law was prompted by the tragic death of Wadeema, an 8-year-old Emirati girl found buried in the Sharjah desert in 2012, after being tortured by her father and another individual.
A man and a woman convicted of having sex outside of wedlock by a Sharjah court successfully appealed the verdict, in an important ruling for the UAE's legal system ... They were sentenced to six months in prison, to be followed by deportation, by Sharjah Criminal Court on November 2 ... UAE sets out legal overhaul of personal and family law.
2 of 2007 on Regulation of Landlord-Tenant Relationship (‘SharjahTenancy Law’). Article 22 of the Sharjah Tenancy Law does not permit the tenant to terminate the tenancy contract prior to expiry of the term unless the tenant can prove that a force majeure event (unforeseeable ...
SHARJAH, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews / WAM - 09th Feb, 2021) H.H ... The council approved the SharjahEarly Childhood Programme, which includes a set of laws, administrative and organisational directives, and a summary of educational methodologies that regulate the work of nurseries and clarify the educational aspects.