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Business law in Syria

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The judiciary is controlled by the ruling party. 
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals cannot expect an impartial trial from the country’s judicial system.
The Language of Justice
Arabic is the judicial language used in the country and the laws are only drawn up in Classic Arabic.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of law in Syria is the constitution of 1973. The country’s legal system is based on a combination of the French and the Ottoman civil laws. Religious law is used for all that concerns family rights. Syria has not accepted the mandatory ICJ jurisdiction.
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