An introduction to the North African legal system

Sara Hilal bikAuthor: Sara Hilal bik
Legal researcher

The North African countries have common and universal characteristics which include the related social traditions customs and mores that have been incorporated due to historical and geographical reasons. They comprise Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The major fundamental explanation for the identical legal systems in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia is attributable to the French colonization. The French colonial empire launched its colonial project in the 17thcentury. This historical event had a very essential and weighty effect on the development of the North African legal system – it been an inspiring factor in many law subjects like contract law, commercial trade law, business law.

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