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Distribution of the United Nations Member States According to their Legal Systems and their Various Legal Components

Civil law Mono-Systems (77)

  • ALBANIA
  • ANGOLA
  • ARGENTINA
  • ARMENIA
  • AUSTRIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BELARUS
  • BELGIUM
  • BENIN
  • BOLIVIE
  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  • BRAZIL
  • BULGARIA
  • CAMBODIA
  • CAPE VERDE
  • CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC
  • CHILE
  • COLOMBIA
  • COSTA RICA
  • CROATIA
  • CUBA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • ECUADOR
  • EL SALVADOR
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GEORGIA
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • GUATEMALA
  • HAITI
  • HONDURAS
  • HUNGARY
  • ICELAND
  • ITALY
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • KYRGYZSTAN
  • LAOS
  • LATVIA
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • LITHUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MACEDONIA (FYROM)
  • MEXICO
  • MOLDAVIA
  • MONACO
  • MONTENEGRO
  • NETHERLANDS
  • NICARAGUA
  • NORWAY
  • PANAMA
  • PARAGUAY
  • PERU
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROUMANIA
  • RUSSIA
  • SAN MARINO
  • SERBIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SURINAME
  • SWEDEN
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TAJIKISTAN
  • THAILAND
  • TURKEY
  • TURKMENISTAN
  • UKRAINE
  • URUGUAY
  • UZBEKISTAN
  • VENEZUELA
  • VIETNAM

Common law Mono-Systems (23)

  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • BAHAMAS
  • BARBADOS
  • BELIZE
  • CANADA (minus QUEBEC)
  • DOMINICA
  • FIJI ISLANDS
  • GRENADA
  • IRELAND
  • JAMAICA
  • KIRIBATI
  • MARSHALL, ISLANDS
  • NAURU
  • NEW-ZEALAND
  • PALAU
  • SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
  • SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • TONGA
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  • TUVALU
  • UNITED KINGDOM (minus SCOTLAND, GUERNSEY and JERSEY)
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (minus LOUISIANA)

Muslim law Mono-Systems (3)

  • AFGHANISTAN
  • MALDIVES ISLANDS
  • SAUDI ARABIA

Customary law Mono-System (1)

  • ANDORRE

Civil law and Common law Mixed Systems (10)

  • BOTSWANA
  • CYPRUS
  • GUYANA
  • MALTA
  • MAURITIUS ISLANDS
  • NAMIBIA
  • PHILIPPINES
  • SAINT-LUCIA
  • SEYCHELLES
  • SOUTH AFRICA

Civil law and Customary law Mixed Systems (25)

  • BURKINA FASO
  • BURUNDI
  • CHINA (minus HONG-KONG and MACAU)
  • CONGO
  • CHAD
  • CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF
  • CÔTE D'IVOIRE
  • EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • GABON
  • GUINEA
  • GUINEA-BISSAU
  • JAPAN
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALI
  • MONGOLIA
  • MOZAMBIQUE
  • NIGER
  • NORTH KOREA
  • RWANDA
  • SAO-TOMÉ-AND-PRINCIPE
  • SENEGAL
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • SWAZILAND
  • TOGO

Civil law and Muslim law Mixed Systems (11)

  • ALGERIA
  • COMOROS ISLANDS
  • EGYPT
  • IRAQ
  • IRAN
  • LIBYA
  • LEBANON
  • MAURITANIA
  • MOROCCO
  • SYRIA
  • TUNISIA

Common law and Muslim law Mixed Systems (4)

  • BANGLADESH
  • PAKISTAN
  • SINGAPORE
  • SUDAN

Common law and Customary law Mixed Systems (14)

  • BHUTAN
  • GHANA
  • LIBERIA
  • MALAWI
  • MICRONESIA
  • MYANMAR
  • NEPAL
  • PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA
  • SAMOA
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • SOLOMON ISLANDS
  • TANZANIA
  • UGANDA
  • ZAMBIA

Common law, Muslim law and Customary law Mixed Systems (6)

  • BRUNEI
  • GAMBIA
  • INDIA
  • KENYA
  • MALAYSIA
  • NIGERIA

Civil law, Muslim law and Customary law Mixed Systems (7)

  • DJIBOUTI
  • ERITREA
  • INDONESIA
  • JORDAN
  • KUWAIT
  • OMAN
  • TIMOR-LESTE

Civil law, Common law and Customary law Mixed Systems (5)

  • CAMEROON
  • LESOTHO
  • SRI LANKA
  • VANUATU
  • ZIMBABWE

Muslim law, Common law, Civil law and Customary law Mixed Systems (4)

  • BAHRAIN
  • QATAR
  • SOMALIA
  • YEMEN

Civil law, Common law, Jewish Law and Muslim law Mixed System (1)

  • ISRAËL 
 

Muslim law and Customary law Mixed System (1)

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
 
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