Sharia law in the SCUK

Graeme MacLean made this Freedom of Information request to Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

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HM.Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

I hear by make an official request under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 of our sovereign lady HM.Queen Elizabeth II.

A) Dose the court operate, administer, uphold or
otherwise observe sharia law ?

B) Dose the court see sharia law as lawful ?

C) Is the court subject to any other form of law
other than English law, Welsh law, Northern Irish law and Scottish law.

D) If the court is subject to any other forms of law then What are these forms of law ?

Greumach MacLean

Younger, Christine,

I'm currently out of the office. I'll be back on Tuesday 30th November.
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Christine Younger
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Achow, Ann,

Dear Mr MacLean

Thank you for your request of 27 November 2010 which is receiving

Yours sincerely,

Ann Achow (Mrs)
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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Achow, Ann,

Dear Mr MacLean,

Thank you for your request of 27 November 2010.

I can advise you that the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
administers and applies the law of the country from which the appeal is
brought. As yet, the principles of Sharia law have not been raised in a
case which has come before the Supreme Court.

As the Supreme Court does not make or endorse statements in relation to
wider legal or constitutional issues, unless in the context of cases it
is hearing, I am unable to provide any comment in response to your
request at B) below.

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Yours sincerely,

Ann Achow (Mrs)
Departmental Records Officer
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square

Tel: 020 7960 1983

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