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Government > Legal system: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan Islamic law & American British Law after invasion
Akrotiri the Sovereign Base Area Administration has its own court system to deal with civil and criminal matters; laws applicable to the Cypriot population are, as far as possible, the same as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus
Albania civil law system except in the northern rural areas where customary law known as the "Code of Leke" prevails
Algeria mixed legal system of French civil law and Islamic law; judicial review of legislative acts in ad hoc Constitutional Council composed of various public officials including several Supreme Court justices
American Samoa mixed legal system of US common law and customary law
Andorra mixed legal system of civil and customary law with canon (religious) law influences
Angola civil legal system based on Portuguese civil law; no judicial review of legislation
Anguilla common law based on the English model
Antarctica Antarctica is administered through annual meetings - known as Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings - which include consultative member nations, non-consultative member nations, observer organizations, and expert organizations; decisions from these meetings are carried out by these member nations (with respect to their own nationals and operations) in accordance with their own national laws; more generally, access to the Antarctic Treaty area, that is to all areas between 60 and 90 degrees south latitude, is subject to a number of relevant legal instruments and authorization procedures adopted by the states party to the Antarctic Treaty(703) 292-8030, or visit its website at www.nsf.gov
Antigua and Barbuda common law based on the English model
Argentina civil law system based on West European legal systems
Armenia civil law system
Aruba civil law system based on the Dutch civil code
Ashmore and Cartier Islands the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the laws of the Northern Territory of Australia, where applicable, apply
Australia common law system based on the English model
Austria civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Court
Azerbaijan civil law system
Bahrain mixed legal system of Islamic law, English common law, Egyptian civil, criminal, and commercial codes; customary law
Baker Island the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Bangladesh mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law
Barbados English common law; no judicial review of legislative acts
Bassas da India the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Belarus civil law system(civil, civil procedure, criminal, criminal procedure, family and labor) have been revised and came into force in 1999 or 2000
Belgium civil law system based on the French Civil Code
Belize English common law
Benin civil law system modeled largely on the French system and some customary law
Bermuda English common law
Bhutan civil law based on Buddhist religious law
Bolivia civil law system with influences from Roman, Spanish, canon (religious), French, and indigenous law
Bosnia and Herzegovina civil law system; Constitutional Court review of legislative acts
Botswana mixed legal system of civil law influenced by the Roman-Dutch model and also customary and common law
Bouvet Island the laws of Norway, where applicable, apply
Brazil civil law
British Indian Ocean Territory the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply
British Virgin Islands English common law
Brunei mixed legal system based on English common law and Islamic law
Bulgaria civil law
Burkina Faso civil law based on the French model and customary law
Burma mixed legal system of English common law (as introduced in codifications designed for colonial India) and customary law
Burundi mixed legal system of Belgian civil law and customary law
Cambodia civil law system (influenced by the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia) customary law, Communist legal theory, and common law
Cameroon mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law
Canada common law system except in Quebec where civil law based on the French civil code prevails
Cape Verde civil law system of Portugal
Cayman Islands English common law and local statutes
Central African Republic civil law system based on the French model
Chad mixed legal system of civil and customary law
Chile civil law system influenced by several West European civil legal systems; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Tribunal
China civil law influenced by Soviet and continental European civil law systems; legislature retains power to interpret statutes
Christmas Island legal system is under the authority of the governor general of Australia and Australian law
Clipperton Island the laws of France apply
Cocos (Keeling) Islands common law based on the Australian model
Colombia civil law system influenced by the Spanish and French civil codes
Comoros mixed legal system of Islamic religious law, the French civil code of 1975, and customary law
Congo, Republic of the mixed legal system of French civil law and customary law
Cook Islands common law similar to New Zealand common law
Coral Sea Islands the common law legal system of Australia, where applicable, applies
Costa Rica civil law system based on Spanish civil code; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
Cote d'Ivoire civil law system based on the French civil code; judicial review in the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court
Croatia civil law system influenced by legal heritage of Austria-Hungary
Cuba civil law system based on Spanish civil code
Cyprus mixed legal system of English common law and civil law with Greek Orthodox religious law influence
Czech Republic in 2014, a new civil code will replace the existing civil law system, which is based on former Austro-Hungarian civil codes and socialist theory and has been amended 40 times since the Communist regime fell in 1989
Democratic Republic of the Congo civil legal system based on Belgian version of French civil law
Denmark civil law; judicial review of legislative acts
Dhekelia the Sovereign Base Area Administration has its own court system to deal with civil and criminal matters; laws applicable to the Cypriot population are, as far as possible, the same as the laws of the Republic of Cyprus
Djibouti mixed legal system based primarily on the French civil code (as it existed in 1997), Islamic religious law (in matters of family law and successions), and customary law
Dominica common law based on the English model
Dominican Republic civil law system based on the French civil code; Criminal Procedures Code modified in 2004 to include important elements of an accusatory system
East Timor civil law system based on the Portuguese model
Ecuador civil law based on the Chilean civil code with modifications
Egypt Islamic law is ensured in Article 2 of the Egyptian constitution.
El Salvador civil law system with minor common law influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
Equatorial Guinea mixed system of civil and customary law
Eritrea mixed legal system of civil, customary, and Islamic religious law
Estonia civil law system
Ethiopia civil law system
Europa Island the laws of France, where applicable, apply
European Union unique supranational law system in which, according to an interpretive declaration of member-state governments appended to the Treaty of Lisbon, "the Treaties and the law adopted by the Union on the basis of the Treaties have primacy over the law of Member States" under conditions laid down in the case law of the Court of Justice; key principles of EU law include fundamental rights as guaranteed by the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and as resulting from constitutional traditions common to the EU's states
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) English common law and local statutes
Faroe Islands the laws of Denmark, where applicable, apply
Federated States of Micronesia mixed legal system of common and customary law
Fiji common law system based on the English model
Finland civil law system based on the Swedish model
France civil law; review of administrative but not legislative acts
French Guiana French legal system
French Polynesia the laws of France, where applicable, apply
French Southern and Antarctic Lands the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Gabon mixed legal system of French civil law and customary law
Georgia civil law system
Germany civil law system
Ghana Based on English common law
Gibraltar the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply
Glorioso Islands the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Greece civil legal system based on Roman law
Greenland the laws of Denmark apply
Grenada common law based on English model
Guadeloupe French legal system
Guam common law modeled on US system; US federal laws apply
Guatemala civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
Guernsey customary legal system based on Norman customary law, and includes elements of the French Civil Code and English common law
Guinea civil law system based on the French model
Guinea-Bissau mixed legal system of civil law (influenced by the early French Civil Code) and customary law
Guyana common law system, based on the English model, with some Roman-Dutch civil law influence
Haiti civil law system strongly influenced by Napoleonic Code
Heard Island and McDonald Islands the laws of Australia, where applicable, apply
Holy See (Vatican City) Based on principles of Italian and canonical law
Honduras civil law system
Hong Kong mixed legal system of common law based on the English model and Chinese customary law (in matters of family and land tenure)
Howland Island the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Hungary civil legal system influenced by the German model
Iceland civil law system influenced by the Danish model
India common law system based on the English model; separate personal law codes apply to Muslims, Christians, and Hindus; judicial review of legislative acts
Indonesia civil law system based on the Roman-Dutch model and influenced by customary law
Iran Shia Islamic law
Iraq mixed legal system of civil and Islamic law
Ireland common law system based on the English model but substantially modified by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court
Isle of Man the laws of the UK where applicable apply and include Manx statutes
Israel mixed legal system of English common law, British Mandate regulations, and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious laws
Italy civil law system; judicial review under certain conditions in Constitutional Court
Jamaica common law system based on the English model
Jan Mayen the laws of Norway, where applicable, apply
Japan civil law system based on German model; system also reflects Anglo-American influence and Japanese traditions; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
Jarvis Island the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Jersey the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply; local statutes
Johnston Atoll the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Jordan mixed legal system of civil law and Islamic religious law; judicial review of legislative acts in a specially provided High Tribunal
Juan de Nova Island the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Kazakhstan civil law system influenced by Roman-Germanic law and by the theory and practice of the Russian Federation
Kenya mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review in a new Supreme Court established pursuant to the new constitution
Kingman Reef the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Kiribati English common law supplemented by customary law
Kosovo evolving legal system; mixture of applicable Kosovo law, UNMIK laws and regulations, and applicable laws of the Former Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia that were in effect in Kosovo as of 22 March 1989
Kuwait mixed legal system consisting of English common law, French civil law, and Islamic religious law
Kyrgyzstan civil law system which includes features of French civil law and Russian Federation laws
Laos civil law system similar in form to the French system
Latvia civil law system with traces of socialist legal traditions and practices
Lebanon mixed legal system of civil law based on the French civil code, Ottoman legal tradition, and religious laws covering personal status, marriage, divorce, and other family relations of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian communities
Lesotho mixed legal system of English common law and Roman-Dutch law; judicial review of legislative acts in High Court and Court of Appeal
Liberia mixed legal system of common law (based on Anglo-American law) and customary law
Libya Islamic law
Liechtenstein civil law system influenced by Swiss, Austrian, and German law
Lithuania civil law system; legislative acts can be appealed to the constitutional court
Luxembourg civil law system
Macau civil law system based on the Portuguese model
Madagascar civil law system based on the old French civil code and customary law in matters of marriage, family, and obligation
Malawi mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Appeal
Malaysia mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court at request of supreme head of the federation
Maldives Islamic religious legal system with English common law influences, primarily in commercial matters
Mali civil law system based on the French civil law model and influenced by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Court
Malta mixed legal system of English common law and civil law (based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes)
Marshall Islands mixed legal system of US and English common law, customary law, and local statutes
Martinique French legal system
Mauritania mix of Islamic law and French Civil Codes , Islamic law largely applicable to family law.
Mauritius civil legal system based on French civil law with some elements of English common law
Mayotte the laws of France where applicable apply
Mexico civil law system with US constitutional law theory influence; judicial review of legislative acts
Midway Islands the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Moldova civil law system with Germanic law influences; Constitutional Court review of legislative acts
Monaco civil law system influenced by French legal tradition
Mongolia civil law system influenced by Soviet and Romano-Germanic legal systems; constitution ambiguous on judicial review of legislative acts
Montenegro civil law
Montserrat English common law
Morocco mix of Islamic law and French Civil Codes , Islamic law largely applicable to family law.
Mozambique mixed legal system of Portuguese civil law, Islamic law, and customary law
Namibia mixed legal system of uncodified civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and customary law
Nauru mixed legal system of common law based on the English model and customary law
Navassa Island the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Nepal English common law and Hindu legal concepts
Netherlands civil law system based on the French system; constitution does not permit judicial review of acts of the States General
Netherlands Antilles based on Dutch civil law system with some English common law influence
New Caledonia civil law system based on French law; the 1988 Matignon Accords (signed in the Matignon Hotel) set up a ten-year period of development during which the Kanak community received substantial autonomy but agreed not to raise the independece issue
New Zealand common law system, based on English model, with special legislation and land courts for the Maori
Nicaragua civil law system; Supreme Court may review administrative acts
Niger mixed legal system of civil law (based on French civil law), Islamic law, and customary law
Nigeria Sharia in the northern states, common law in the south and at the federal level.
Niue English common law
Norfolk Island English common law and the laws of Australia
North Korea civil law system based on the Prussian model; system influenced by Japanese traditions and Communist legal theory
Northern Mariana Islands US system applies, except for customs, wages, immigration laws, and taxation
Norway mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; Supreme Court can advise on legislative acts
Oman Sharia and tribal custom laws
Pakistan common law system with Islamic law influence
Palau mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law
Palmyra Atoll the laws of the US, where applicable, apply
Panama civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Justice
Papua New Guinea mixed legal system of English common law and customary law
Paraguay civil law system with influences from Argentine, Spanish, Roman, and French civil law models; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court of Justice
Peru civil law system
Philippines mixed legal system of civil, common, Islamic, and customary law
Pitcairn Islands local island by-laws
Poland civil law system; changes gradually being introduced as part of broader democratization process; limited judicial review of legislative acts, but rulings of the Constitutional Tribunal are final
Portugal civil law system; Constitutional Tribunal review of legislative acts
Puerto Rico civil law system based on the Spanish civil code and within the framework of the US federal system
Qatar mixed legal system of civil law and Islamic law (in family and personal matters)
Republic of Macedonia civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
Reunion French law
Romania civil law system
Russia civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
Rwanda mixed legal system of civil law, based on German and Belgian models, and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
Saint Barthelemy French civil law
Saint Helena English common law and local statutes
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha English common law and local statutes
Saint Kitts and Nevis English common law
Saint Lucia English common law
Saint Martin French civil law
Saint Pierre and Miquelon French civil law
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines English common law
Samoa mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts with respect to fundamental rights of the citizen
San Marino civil law system with Italian civil law influences
Sao Tome and Principe mixed legal system of civil law base on the Portuguese model and customary law
Saudi Arabia Islamic law
Senegal civil law system based on French law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Court
Serbia civil law system
Serbia and Montenegro based on civil law system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; note - Serbia is working to reform its justice sector and harmonize its judicial systems with EU standards
Seychelles mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law
Sierra Leone mixed legal system of English common law and customary law
Singapore English common law
Slovakia civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes
Slovenia civil law system
Solomon Islands mixed legal system of English common law and customary law
Somalia mixed legal system of civil law, Islamic law, and customary law (referred to as Xeer)
South Africa mixed legal system of Roman-Dutch civil law, English common law, and customary law
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply; the senior magistrate from the Falkland Islands presides over the Magistrates Court
South Korea mixed legal system combining European civil law, Anglo-American law, and Chinese classical thought
Spain civil law system with regional variations
Sri Lanka mixed legal system of Roman-Dutch civil law, English common law, and Jaffna Tamil customary law
Sudan Based on Islamic law
Suriname civil law system influenced by Dutch civil law
Svalbard the laws of Norway where applicable apply
Swaziland mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law
Sweden civil law system influenced by Roman-Germanic law and customary law
Switzerland civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts, except for federal decrees of a general obligatory character
Syria mixed legal system of civil and Islamic law (for family courts)
Taiwan civil law system
Tajikistan civil law system
Tanzania English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation
Thailand civil law system with common law influences
The Bahamas common law system based on the English model
The Gambia English common law, Islamic law and customary law
Togo customary law system
Tokelau common law system of New Zealand
Tonga English common law
Trinidad and Tobago English common law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
Tromelin Island the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Tunisia mixed legal system of civil law, based on the French civil code, and Islamic law; some judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court in joint session
Turkey civil law system based on various European legal systems notably the Swiss civil code(ECHR), although Turkey claims limited derogations on the ratified European Convention on Human Rights
Turkmenistan civil law system with Islamic law influences
Turks and Caicos Islands mixed legal system of English common law and civil law
Tuvalu mixed legal system of English common law and local customary law
Uganda mixed legal system of English common law and customary law
Ukraine civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
United Arab Emirates mixed legal system of Islamic law and civil law
United Kingdom common law system; has nonbinding judicial review of Acts of Parliament under the Human Rights Act of 1998
United States common law system based on English common law at the federal level; state legal systems based on common law except Louisiana, which is based on Napoleonic civil code; judicial review of legislative acts
Uruguay civil law system based on the Spanish civil code
Uzbekistan civil law system
Vanuatu mixed legal system of English common law, French law, and customary law
Venezuela civil law system based on the Spanish civil code
Vietnam civil law system
Virgin Islands US common law
Wake Island US common law
Wallis and Futuna French civil law
Yemen Islamic law
Zambia mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in an ad hoc constitutional council
Zimbabwe mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law

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"Countries Compared by Government > Legal system. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Legal-system

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Cost of living

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Crime

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TOP STATS: Violent crime > Murder rate, Rape rate, Violent crime > Murder rate per million people and 183 more

Culture

TOP STATS: Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts, Happy Planet Index, Food and drink > Beer consumption and 67 more

Disasters

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Economy

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TOP STATS: GDP, GDP per capita, Population below poverty line and 3717 more

Education

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TOP STATS: Children out of school, primary, Pupil-teacher ratio, primary, Compulsary education duration and 908 more

Energy

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TOP STATS: Commercial energy use, Electricity > Consumption, Electric power consumption > KWh per capita and 2387 more

Environment

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TOP STATS: Marine fish catch, Ecological footprint, Pollution perceptions > Air pollution and 331 more

Geography

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TOP STATS: Land area > Square miles, Area > Comparative, Area > Land and 102 more

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TOP STATS: Physicians > Per 1,000 people, Births and maternity > Total fertility rate, Human height > Average female height and 529 more

Industry

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TOP STATS: Manufacturing output, Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita, Gross value added by construction and 94 more

Labor

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Language

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Lifestyle

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Religion

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Sports

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Terrorism

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Transport

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Travel

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Weather

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Interesting observations about Government > Legal system

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There is a correction concerning Guinea-Bissau since its legal system is not based on the French, rather in the Portuguese legal system.

Posted on 31 Jan 2010

Eduardo L.

Eduardo L.

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