Maldivians follow the sharia or Islamic law.
the courts order convicted criminals to be flogged.
however, punishment is limited to fines, compensatory
house arrest, imprisonment, or banishment to a remote
country's judicial system includes a High Court and eight
courts in Malé. The High Court handles politically
cases and acts as a court of appeal. Each of the lesser
deals with cases that involve debt, theft, or property
other islands there are all-purpose courts. Maldives has
trials; Islamic law judges conduct trials, which are open
public. The president appoints all judges and has the
in all legal cases.
Data as of August 1994