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Uniform Civil Code for India: Proposed Blueprint for Scholarly Discourse

Shimon Shetreet and Hiram E. Chodosh


Article 44 of The Constitution of India, provides that ‘The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India’. After over six decades, this anticipated code has not been developed or implemented. This book provides a blueprint for alternative frameworks and courses of action, drawing on lessons from comparative context to develop a Uniform Civil Code for India. It explores the interplay between issues of law, culture, and religion in light of various intra-community and inter-community disputes. The book proposes a series of guidelines and ... More

Keywords: Uniform Civil Code India, Constitution of India, Article 44, church-state relations, conflict resolution, mediation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shimon Shetreet, author
Professor, Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Hiram E. Chodosh, author
President/Professor, Claremont McKenna College