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Business law in Chad

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Although the constitution and law provide for an independent judiciary, the rule of law and judicial system remain weak as the executive power still heavily influences the courts. Furthermore, judicial authorities do not always respect court orders. According to Freedom House, security forces often do not respect constitutional protections regarding search, seizure, and detention.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreigners cannot always expect an equal treatment. However, according to the US Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, foreign investors using the court system are not generally subject to executive interference.
The Language of Justice
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to have an interpreter in Chad.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
Chad has a mixed legal system of civil and customary law. The main sources of the law are the Constitution, international treaties, acts of the Parliament (with a distinction between matters for which the Parliament can set the actual rules and those for which it only determines the fundamental principles that are subsequently complemented by rules and regulations taken by the executive branch), rules and regulations of the executive branch, ordinances of the government, and customary law (applicable in communities that recognize them, provided that they are not in contrast with the law).
Checking National Laws Online
Library of the U.S. Congress
Droit Afrique - Chad

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Latest Update: September 2023

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