Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society
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Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Edited by Nadirsyah Hosen

The Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society provides an examination of the role of Islamic law as it applies in Muslim and non-Muslim societies through legislation, fatwa, court cases, sermons, media, or scholarly debate. It illuminates the intersection of social, political, economic and cultural factors that inform Islamic Law across a number of jurisdictions. Chapters evaluate when and how actors and institutions have turned to Islamic law to address problems faced by societies in Muslim and, in some cases, Western states.
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Chapter 8: Corporate criminal liability in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Fahad Aljiday Alsubaie

Abstract

Corporate criminal liability is one of the significant tools governments can use to prevent corporate crimes. This chapter specifically examines the situation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It argues that not only should the Saudi law be amended to reflect new developments in the area of corporate crimes, but also that Saudi Arabia must create independent and specialised commercial courts. The chapter suggests that the database of corporate cases and statistics should be published, as this would help judges, investors, companies, lawyers and researchers.

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