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Business law in Kuwait

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Judicial Power in Kuwait is not really independent. The Emir appoints all judges and the Executive branch approves their promotions and renewals of their functions.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
The Judiciary System of the country does not always guarantee a fair trial to a foreigner.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language used in the country is Arabic.
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to obtain the services of an interpreter.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the country's law is the Constitution of 1962. The legal system is based on a civil law system with the exception of personal status where Islamic law prevails. Kuwait has not accepted mandatory jurisdiction from The International Court of Justice.
Checking National Laws Online
Kuwait's Laws database

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