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Alphabetical Index of the Political Entities and Corresponding Legal Systems

POLITICAL ENTITIES

LEGAL SYSTEMS

MIXED SYSTEMS COMPONENTS

AFGHANISTAN Muslim  
ALBANIA Civil law  
ALGERIA Mixed Civil law/Muslim
ANDORRA Customary  
ANGOLA Civil law  
ANGUILLA (UK) Common law  
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Common law  
ARGENTINA Civil law  
ARMENIA Civil law  
ARUBA (NL) Civil law  
AUSTRALIA (AU) Common law  
AUSTRIA Civil law  
AZERBAIJAN Civil law  
AZORES (PG) Civil law  
BAHAMAS Common law  
BAHRAIN Mixed Muslim/Civil law/Common law/Customary law
BANGLADESH Mixed Muslim/Common law
BARBADOS Common law  
BELARUS Civil law  
BELGIUM Civil law  
BELIZE Common law  
BENIN Civil law  
BERMUDA (UK) Common law  
BHUTAN Mixed Customary/Common law
BOLIVIA Civil law  
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Civil law  
BOTSWANA Mixed Civil law/Common law
BRAZIL Civil law  
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY (UK) Common law  
BRITISH TERRITORIES OF ANTARTICA (UK) Common law  
BRUNEI Mixed Muslim/Common law/Customary
BULGARIA Civil law  
BURKINA FASO Mixed Civil law/Customary
BURUNDI Mixed Civil law/Customary
CAMBODIA Civil law  
CAMEROON Mixed Civil law/Common law/Customary
CANADA (CD) (minus QUEBEC) Common law  
CANARY ISLANDS (SP) Civil law  
CAPE VERDE Civil law  
CAYMANS- (UK) Common law  
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Civil law  
CHAD Mixed Civil law/Customary
CHILE Civil law  
CHINA (CN) (minus H-K and MACAU) Mixed Civil law/Customary
COLOMBIA Civil law  
COMOROS Mixed Civil law/Muslim
CONGO Mixed Civil law/Customary
CONGO, POPULAR DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF
Mixed Civil law/Customary
COOK ISLANDS (NZ) Common law  
COSTA RICA Civil law  
COTE D'IVOIRE Mixed Civil law/Customary
CROATIA Civil law  
CUBA Civil law  
CYPRUS Mixed Common law/Civil law
CZECH REPUBLIC Civil law  
DENMARK (DK) Civil law  
DJIBOUTI Mixed Civil law/Muslim/Customary
DOMINICA Common law  
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Civil law  
EAST TIMOR Mixed Civil law/Muslim/Customary
ECUADOR Civil law  
EGYPT Mixed Muslim/Civil law
EL SALVADOR Civil law  
EQUATORIAL GUINEA Mixed Civil law/Customary
ERITREA Mixed Civil law/Customary/Muslim
ESTONIA Civil law  
ETHIOPIA Mixed Civil law/Customary
FAROE ISLANDS (DK) Civil law  
FIJI ISLANDS Common law  
FINLAND Civil law  
FRANCE (FR) Civil law  
FRENCH GUYANA (FR) Civil law  
FRENCH POLYNESIA (FR) Civil law  
FRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC LANDS (FR) Civil law  
GABON Mixed Civil law/Customary
GAMBIA Mixed Muslim/Common law/Customary
GEORGIA Civil law  
GERMANY Civil law  
GHANA Mixed Common law/Customary
GIBRALTAR (UK) Common law  
GREECE Civil law  
GRENADA Common law  
GREENLAND (DK) Civil law  
GUADELOUPE (FR) Civil law  
GUAM (USA) Common law  
GUATEMALA Civil law  
GUERNSEY (UK) Customary  
GUINEA Mixed Civil law/Customary
GUINEA-BISSAU Mixed Civil law/Customary
GUYANA Mixed Common law/Civil law
HAITI Civil law  
HAWAII (USA) Common law  
HONDURAS Civil law  
HONG KONG (CN) Mixed Common law/Customary
HUNGARY Civil law  
ICELAND Civil law  
INDIA Mixed Common law/Muslim/Customary
INDONESIA Mixed Civil law/Muslim/Customary
IRAN Mixed Muslim/Civil law
IRAQ Mixed Civil law/Muslim 
IRELAND Common law  
ISRAEL Mixed Civil law/Common law/Jewish/Muslim
ITALY Civil law  
JAMAICA Common law  
JAPAN Mixed Civil law/Customary
JERSEY (UK) Customary  
JORDAN Mixed Civil law/Muslim/Customary
KAZAKHSTAN Civil law  
KENYA Mixed Common law/Customary /Muslim
KIRIBATI Common law  
KOREA NORTH Mixed Civil law/Customary
KOREA SOUTH Mixed Civil law/Customary
KUWAIT Mixed Muslim/Civil law/Customary
KYRGYZSTAN Civil law  
LAOS Civil law  
LATVIA Civil law  
LEBANON Mixed Civil law/Muslim
LESOTHO Mixed Common law/Civil law/Customary
LIBERIA Mixed Common law/Customary 
LIBYA Mixed Muslim/Civil law
LIECHTENSTEIN Civil law  
LITHUANIA Civil law  
LOUISIANA (USA) Mixed Civil law/Common law
LUXEMBOURG Civil law  
MACAU (CN) Civil law  
MACEDONIA (FYROM) Civil law  
MADAGASCAR Mixed Civil law/Customary
MADEIRA (PG) Civil law  
MALAWI Mixed Common law/Customary
MALAYSIA Mixed Muslim/Common law/Customary
MALDIVES ISLANDS Muslim  
MALI Mixed Civil law/Customary
MALOUINES/FALKLAND ISLES (UK) Common law  
MALTA Mixed Civil law/Common law
MAN ISLE OF (UK) Common law  
MARIANA (USA) Common law  
MARSHALL ISLANDS Common law  
MARTINIQUE (FR) Civil law  
MAURITANIA Mixed Muslim/Civil law
MAURITIUS Mixed Civil law/Common law
MAYOTTE ISLAND (FR) Civil law  
MEXICO Civil law  
MICRONESIA Mixed Common law/Customary
MOLDOVA Civil law  
MONACO Civil law  
MONGOLIA Mixed Customary/Civil law
MONTSERRAT (UK) Common law  
MONTENEGRO Civil law  
MOROCCO Mixed Muslim/Civil law
MOZAMBIQUE Mixed Customary/Civil law
MYANMAR Mixed Common law/Customary
NAMIBIA Mixed Common law/Civil law
NAURU Common law  
NEPAL Mixed Common law/Customary
NETHERLANDS (NL) Civil law  
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (NL) Civil law  
NEW CALEDONIA (FR) Civil law  
NEW ZEALAND (NZ) Common law  
NICARAGUA Civil law  
NIGER Mixed Civil law/Customary
NIGERIA Mixed Common law/Muslim/Customary
NIUE ISLAND (NZ) Common law  
NORFOLK ISLAND (AU) Common law  
NORTHERN IRELAND (UK) Common law  
NORWAY Civil law  
OMAN Mixed Muslim/Customary/Civil law
PAKISTAN Mixed Muslim/Common law
PALAU Common law  
PALESTINE Mixed Civil law/Muslim
PANAMA Civil law  
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Mixed Customary/Common law
PARAGUAY Civil law  
PERU Civil law  
PHILIPPINES Mixed Common law/Civil law
PITCAIRN (UK) Common law  
POLAND Civil law  
PORTO RICO (ASS. USA) Mixed Civil law/Common law
PORTUGAL (PG) Civil law  
QATAR Mixed Muslim/Civil law/Common law/Customary
QUEBEC (CD) Mixed Civil law/Common law
REUNION ISLAND (FR) Civil law  
ROMANIA Civil law  
RUSSIA Civil law  
RWANDA Mixed Civil law/Customary
SAINT-BARTHELEMY (FR) Civil law  
SAINT HELENA (UK) Common law  
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS Common law  
SAINT LUCIA Mixed Civil law/Common law
SAINT MARTIN (FR) Civil law  
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON (FR) Civil law  
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRANADINES Common law  
SAMOA Mixed Common law/Customary
SAMOA, AMERICAN (USA) Common law  
SAN MARINO Civil law  
SAO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE Mixed Civil law/Customary
SAUDI ARABIA Muslim  
SCOTLAND (UK) Mixed Civil law/Common law
SENEGAL Mixed Civil law/Customary
SERBIA Civil law  
SEYCHELLES Mixed Common law/Civil law
SIERRA LEONE Mixed Common law/Customary
SINGAPORE Mixed Common law/Muslim
SLOVAKIA Civil law  
SLOVENIA Civil law  
SOLOMON ISLANDS Mixed Common law/Customary
SOMALIA Mixed Muslim/Civil law/Common law/Customary
SOUTH AFRICA Mixed Civil law/Common law
SOUTH GEORGIA AND SANDWICH ISLANDS (UK) Common law  
SPAIN (SP) Civil law  
SRI LANKA Mixed Civil law/Common law/Customary
SUDAN Mixed Muslim/Common law
SURINAME Civil law  
SWAZILAND Mixed Civil law/Customary
SWEDEN Civil law  
SWITZERLAND Civil law  
SYRIA Mixed Civil law/Muslim
TAIWAN Mixed Civil law/Customary
TAJIKISTAN Civil law  
TANZANIA Mixed Common law/Customary
THAILAND Civil law  
TOGO Mixed Civil law/Customary
TOKELAU (NZ) Common law  
TONGA Common law  
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Common law  
TUNISIA Mixed Civil law/Muslim
TURKEY Civil law  
TURKMENISTAN Civil law  
TURKS AND CAICOS (UK) Common law  
TUVALU Common law  
UGANDA Mixed Common law/Customary
UKRAINE Civil law  
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Mixed Muslim/Customary
UNITED KINGDOM (UK) (minus SCOTLAND, GUERNSEY AND JERSEY) Common law  
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (minus LOUISIANA) Common law  
URUGUAY Civil law  
UZBEKISTAN Civil law  
VANUATU Mixed Civil law/Customary/Common law
VATICAN/HOLY SEE Civil law  
VENEZUELA Civil law  
VIETNAM Civil law  
VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA) Common law  
VIRGIN ISLANDS (UK) Common law  
WALLIS AND FUTUNA (FR) Civil law  
YEMEN Mixed Muslim/Civil law/Common law/Customary
ZAMBIA Mixed Common law/Customary
ZIMBABWE Mixed Civil law/Common law/Customary

 

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