Home Office: Independent review into Sharia Law launched: announces the launch of an independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales. The review, chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, will explore whether, and to what extent, the application of Sharia law may be incompatible with the law in England and Wales. It will examine the ways in which Sharia may be being misused, or exploited, in a way that may discriminate against certain groups, undermine shared values and cause social harms. The panel is expected to complete its review in 2017. (26 May 2016)