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Business law in Mauritania

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The judiciary in Mauritania is not independent. It is heavily influenced by the government. Many decisions are shaped by Islamic law, especially in family and civil matters.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals cannot expect an impartial trial from the country's judicial system.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language in the country is Arabic.
Recourse to an Interpreter
An interpreter can be organized.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the constitution of 1991 (modified through a referendum in June 2006). The country's legal system is a combination of Islamic law and French civil law. 
Checking National Laws Online
Mauritanian Developmental Webportal

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