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    • Jacob Blues
    • 09.02.06 | 17:06 (IST)

    Beyond the offical country names, the following nations legal systems are based on Islamic law: Afghanistan: according to the new constitution, no law should be "contrary to Islam"; Algeria: socialist, based on French and Islamic law; Brunei:based on English common law; for Muslims, Islamic Shari'a law supersedes civil law in a number of areas Djibouti: based on French civil law system, traditional practices, and Islamic law Egypt: based on English common law, Islamic law, and Napoleonic codes Iran: Constitution codifies Islamic principles of government Iraq: based on civil and Islamic law under the Iraqi Interim Government Jordan: based on Islamic law and French codes Libya: based on Italian civil law system and Islamic law; separate religious courts; Islamic Republic of Mauritania: combination of Shari'a (Islamic law) and French civil law Morocco: based on Islamic law and French and Spanish civil law system

    from the article: The next political move
    First published 00:00 09.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.02.06
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