Country Profile: India

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of India (Republic of India/Bharatiya Ganarajya), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under India's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background India is located in South Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal … Continue reading Country Profile: India

Country Profile: Philippines

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under the Philippines' Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has some legal status. Country Background The Philippines is located in Southeastern Asia, east of Vietnam. It … Continue reading Country Profile: Philippines

Country Profile: China

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the People's Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under China's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, … Continue reading Country Profile: China

Country Profile: Ukraine

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of Ukraine (Ukrayina), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Ukraine's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea. It is bounded by Moldova, Romania, … Continue reading Country Profile: Ukraine

Country Profile: Indonesia

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Indonesia's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. However, one province—Aceh Province—has established Islamic law formally within its jurisdiction. Country Background Indonesia is located … Continue reading Country Profile: Indonesia

Country Profile: Japan

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of Japan (Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Japan's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Japan is an island chain located in East Asia. It is east of the Korean Peninsula, … Continue reading Country Profile: Japan

Country Profile: Afghanistan

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Jamhuri-ye Islami-ye Afghanistan), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Afghanistan’s Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) is the principal source for legislation. Country Background Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in Southern/Central … Continue reading Country Profile: Afghanistan

Country Profile: Armenia

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Republic of Armenia (Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Armenia's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status.   Country Background Armenia is located in Southwestern Asia, … Continue reading Country Profile: Armenia

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