Correction to Information on Section of International Law Task Force
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 22, 2011–The American Bar Association has taken no action in support of, or in opposition to, judges considering Islamic law or Sharia.
The American Bar Association has nearly 400,000 members, many of whom volunteer with any of the ABA’s 2,200 entities. One of those 2,200 entities is the Section on International Law, which has elected to assemble a taskforce of several individuals to examine this issue.
These individuals are examining whether the proposed changes to the law impact important constitutional questions. They are also considering implications for international commerce.
The actions of a few interested members within one section are not and cannot be interpreted to be those of the entire American Bar Association. Claims to the contrary are erroneous.