The legal systems in most African countries are a complex mix of common law, civil law, customary law, and religious law systems.
The map below indicates which systems apply in each African country.
See Customary Law in Africa for information relating to customary law (Source: The Law Library of Congress).
See the Globalex guide Religious Legal Systems in Comparative Law: A Guide to Introductory Research for an introduction to religious legal systems.
The African Union (AU) is a union of 54 African states, established on 9 July 2002. Morocco is the only all-African state that is not a member of the AU.
The AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
The organs of the AU are:
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