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Government, Judiciary

International Court of Justice, Roman law, Supreme Court, geographic regions, criminal courts

The Supreme Court is the nationís highest court of appeals. Other civil and criminal courts are provided in each of El Salvadorís 14 departments (geographic regions). The Salvadoran legal system is based on civil and Roman law, with traces of common law. The Supreme Court provides judicial review of legislative acts and also recognizes, with reservations, the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in matters of international law.



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