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