One Law For All

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One Law for All is a campaign against Sharia law in Britain which was launched in December 2008 at the House of Lords. The campaign seeks to end the use and institutionalisation of Sharia and all religious laws, and defends universal rights and secularism. It calls upon the British Government to recognise that Sharia Councils are discriminatory, especially towards women and children, and advocates one secular law for all.[1] The official spokesperson for the campaign is Maryam Namazie.[2]


One Law for All has created a petition demanding that UK law be amended so that all religious tribunals are banned from operating within and outside of the legal system. As of 6 May 2016, the petition has received 31,402 signatures.[3]

On 1 June 2015 One Law for All reported that it has no links with Anne Marie Waters (former co-spokesman for the campaign until November 2013) or her organisation, Sharia Watch. Waters' resignation was partially attributed to One Law for All’s refusal to collaborate with the members of racist and far-Right groups. Commenting on the issue, Maryam Namazie wrote:

We want to make very clear that we have no links with Sharia Watch, UKIP or Anne Marie Waters and will oppose their brand of racist hate politics every step of the way... As is very clear from our work, our fight is not just a fight against Sharia; it is first and foremost a fight against Islamism and the religious-Right as well as countering racism and for equality, universal and citizenship rights, international solidarity, and secularism.[4]


Address: London WC1N 3XX
Phone: +44 (0) 7719166731



  1. One Law for All: About, accessed 5 April 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Law for All: Contact Us, accessed 10 April 2016
  3. One Law for All Petition, accessed 6 May 2016
  4. Anne Marie Waters is Leaving post of Spokesperson, One Law for All, 1 June 2015, accessed 06 May 2016