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    • Jacob Blues
    • 09.02.06 | 17:13 (IST)

    Oman: based on English common law and Islamic law Pakistan: based on English common law with provisions to accommodate Pakistan's status as an Islamic state Qatar: discretionary system of law controlled by the amir, although civil codes are being implemented; Islamic law dominates family and personal matters Saudi Arabia: based on Islamic law, Sudan: based on English common law and Islamic law; as of 20 January 1991, the now defunct Revolutionary Command Council imposed Islamic law in the northern states; Islamic law applies to all residents of the northern states regardless of their religion; Syria: based on a combination of French and Ottoman civil law; religious law is used in the family court system Tunisia: based on French civil law system and Islamic law; United Arab Emirates (UAE): all emirates have secular courts to adjudicate criminal, civil, and commercial matters and Islamic courts to review family and religious disputes Yemen: based on Islamic law, Turkish law, English common law, and local tribal customary law;

    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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