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Final Report of the Maldivian Penal Law & Sentencing Codification Project: Text of Draft Code (Volume 1) and Official Commentary (Volume 2)


Paul H. Robinson


University of Pennsylvania Law School

January 2006

Paul H. Robinson and the University of Pennsylvania Criminal Law Research Group, FINAL REPORT OF THE MALDIVIAN PENAL LAW & SENTENCING CODIFICATION PROJECT: TEXT OF DRAFT CODE (VOLUME 1) AND OFFICIAL COMMENTARY (VOLUME 2), January 2006
U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-38

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The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of the Maldives commissioned the drafting of a penal code based upon existing Maldivian law, which meant primarily a codification of Shari'a.

This is the Final Report of that codification project. A description of the process that produced this Report and the drafting principles behind it, as well as a discussion of the special challenges of codifying Islamic criminal law, are contained in an article at http://ssrn.com/abstract=941443.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 434

Keywords: Islamic criminal law, Shari'a, United Nations Development Program, Republic of the Maldives, sentencing guidelines, international norms, Muslim, criminal code drafting, criminal law and procedure, criminal offenses

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Date posted: December 15, 2009 ; Last revised: December 24, 2009

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Robinson, Paul H., Final Report of the Maldivian Penal Law & Sentencing Codification Project: Text of Draft Code (Volume 1) and Official Commentary (Volume 2) (January 2006). Paul H. Robinson and the University of Pennsylvania Criminal Law Research Group, FINAL REPORT OF THE MALDIVIAN PENAL LAW & SENTENCING CODIFICATION PROJECT: TEXT OF DRAFT CODE (VOLUME 1) AND OFFICIAL COMMENTARY (VOLUME 2), January 2006; U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-38. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1522222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1522222

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