Country Profile: Yemen

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Yemen (Al Jumhuriyah al Yamaniyah), based on research produced by the Library of Congress. Under Yemen's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) is the primary source of legislation. Country Background Yemen is a country located in the Middle East, bordering the Red Sea, Gulf … Continue reading Country Profile: Yemen

Country Profile: Pakistan

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Jamhuryat Islami Pakistan), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Pakistan’s Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) is a principal source for legislation. Country Background Pakistan is located in South Asia bordering the Arabian … Continue reading Country Profile: Pakistan

Country Profile: Nigeria

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Nigeria's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has legal status. Country Background Nigeria is a country located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea and Lake … Continue reading Country Profile: Nigeria

Country Profile: Brunei

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of Brunei Darussalam (Negara Brunei Darussalam), based on research produced by the Library of Congress. Under Brunei's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) is the principle source of legislation. Country Background Brunei is located in Southeastern Asia, along the northern coast of the island of … Continue reading Country Profile: Brunei

Country Profile: Suriname

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Suriname, based on research produced by the Library of Congress. Under Suriname's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Suriname is a country located in northern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is bounded by Guyana, French … Continue reading Country Profile: Suriname

Country Profile: Lebanon

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Lebanon Republic (Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Lebanon's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Lebanon is located in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. … Continue reading Country Profile: Lebanon

Country Profile: Brazil

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Brazil’s Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Brazil is located in Eastern … Continue reading Country Profile: Brazil

Country Profile: Turkey

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Turkey (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Turkey's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Turkey is located in the Middle East/Southeastern Europe. It is bounded by Greece, … Continue reading Country Profile: Turkey

Country Profile: Syria

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Syrian Arab Republic (Al Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah as Suriyah), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Syria's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has legal status. Country Background Syria is a country located in the Middle East, … Continue reading Country Profile: Syria

Country Profile: Maldives

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Maldives (Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa), based on research produced by the Library of Congress. Under the Maldives' Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) is the principle source of legislation. Country Background The Maldives is a group of atolls located in South Asia, south of India. … Continue reading Country Profile: Maldives