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Islamic law, Sharia, legal disputes, ruler, supreme court

The UAE’s judiciary consists of a supreme court and courts of the first instance. The legal system is based on the Sharia (Islamic law), but incorporates elements of Western legal systems in such areas as commercial law. Many legal disputes are decided by local customary practices under the supervision of the ruler of each emirate.



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