Final Report of the Maldivian Penal Law & Sentencing Codification Project: Text of Draft Code (Volume 1) and Official Commentary (Volume 2)
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
434 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2009 Last revised: 24 Dec 2009
Date Written: January 2006
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.
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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