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About the judiciary


The judiciary of Somaliland is the judicial branch of the Somaliland government.

Mandated by the 1997 Constitution, the judiciary is responsible for overseeing and interpreting the law.[1] It comprises the national and district courts as well as the attorney general and his deputies.

A combination of a number of separate legal traditions, the Somaliland legal system is primarily based on traditional Islamic Shariah law. Though there are no official Shariah courts in Somaliland, the state courts uphold Shariah.[2] In addition to Sharia, Somaliland courts also use a form of British colonial law and traditional common law.

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