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Arab Legal Systems

Arab countries are mainly civil law countries and largely influenced by the French legal system and not the common law. There is always confusion as to the role that Islam has to play in the Arab world. Islamic Laws only play a major role in martial and family matters particularly marriage, divorce, and inheritance.

Many of the laws in the Arab region are taken indirectly from France (Napoleon and secular laws) as they are adopted with slight differences from Egyptian laws. The reason for that is because Egyptian scholars went to study law in France, and when they came back they drafted laws that are similar to the French Legislations based on their education and experience.

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