South Asian and Antarctic Laws Toolbox

South Asian and Antarctic Laws Toolbox

 
 
Welcome to LexisNexis South Asian and Antarctic Laws Toolbox, the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South Asia, except India which is featured in our BRIC Laws Toolbox, as well as our content on Antarctica. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries and jurisdictional areas in this burgeoning region, rich with human potential and mineral resources.
New to working in the region?  Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on South Asia may help you get oreiented!
 
It is a region that stretches from the “Top of the World”….
 
 
   View of Mt. Malaku and Mt. Everest
 

Need legal analysis on Shari'a Law?  We offer the following print resources through our sister companies that may provide some general guidance and comparative perspective:

Islamic Capital Market by the Securities Commission Malaysia

Family Law in Malaysia by Kamala M. G. Pillai

Administration of Islamic Law in Malaysia

Islamic Inheritance Laws in Malaysia by Pawancheek Marican

Mulla's Principles of Mahomedan Law by M. Hidayatullah and Arshad Hidayatullah

Berkeley Journal on Middle Eastern and Islamic Law

 

 

 

COMING SOON!  The Latest New Title from Raj Bhala - "Understanding Islamic Law"

The first 11 chapters of "Understanding Islamic Law" give the essential foundational materials for the study of Islamic Law. The remaining chapters cover several other pertinent fields: banking and finance, contracts, criminal law, family law, and property.

 Understanding Islamic Law also:

·         Includes Arabic terms, in English, with diacritical marks to assist in pronunciation;

·         Provides A Glossary of Arabic Terms; and

·         Incorporates recent developments such as the burkha ban in France.   

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     Bangladesh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Bhutan
 
 
 
 
 
      British Indian Ocean Territory
 
 
 
 
 
     Comoros Islands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Positions of Port-aux-Français, Kerguelen Islands (French Southern and Antarctic Territories) and…
 
    
…  Adélie  Land, Antarctica                                                                                    
 
 
 
 
     French Southern and Antarctic Territories
 
Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (French: Territoire des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (abbreviation TAAF)), are consituted by three parts (a) a group of volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, approximately equidistant between Africa, Antarctica and Australia which includes Île Amsterdam, Île Saint-Paul, Îles Crozet, and Îles Kerguelen in the southern Indian Ocean near 43°S, 67°E; (b) Adélie Land, the French claim on the Antarctic continent under the Antarctic Treaty System; (c) and the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean (Îles éparses de l'océan indien).  The Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova, and Europa, as well as the Bassas da India atoll, lie in the Mozambique Channel west of Madagascar, while the fourth island, Tromelin, lies about 220 miles east of Madagascar. Also in the Mozambique Channel is the Banc du Geyser, which was annexed by Madagascar in 1976. France continues to view the Banc du Geyser as part of the Îles Éparses.
 
According to new law 2007-224 of February 21, 2007, the Scattered Islands constitute the 5th district of French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
 
The territory is also often called the French Southern Territories (French: Terres australes françaises), which excludes Adélie Land where French sovereignty is is disputed under international law. The lands are not connected to France Antarctique, a former French colony in Brazil.
 
Considered to be a part of Metropolitan France, French law applies directly in these territories, augmented slightly by enabling and other specific laws and regulations. You may consult the bookstore (boutique) of LexisNexis France for the best and most comprehensive sources on French law as it may be applied in the Territories of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
 
You will find a detailed description and expert analysis of French law as it applies throughout metropolitan France and the overseas territories in our treatise Doing Business in France.
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Crozet Island
 
 
 
Other laws and analysis we offer for the French Southern and Antarctic Territories include the following “island-specific” content:
 
      Bassas da India
 
 
 
 
     Glorioso Islands
 
 
 
 
      Juan de Nova
 
 
 
 
     Tromelin Island
 
 
 
 
 
…through the Equator….
 
  Filitheyo Bar, Maldive Islands
 
 
     Maldives Islands
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
     Mayotte
 
Mayotte is officially known as the Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French: Collectivité départementale de Mayotte), meaning it is an overseas collectivity of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two.  Considered to be a part of Metropolitan France, French law applies directly in these territories and collectivities, augmented slightly by enabling and other specific laws and regulations. You may consult the bookstore (boutique) of LexisNexis France for the best and most comprehensive sources on French law as it may be applied in Mayotte.
You will find a detailed description and expert analysis of French law as it applies throughout metropolitan France and the overseas territories in our treatise Doing Business in France.
 
 
 
 
 
    Mamoudzou, Mayotte
  
 
   
      Nepal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      Pakistan
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
     Réunion
 
Réunion (French: formally La Réunion; formerly Île Bourbon) is an Indian Ocean island located east of Madagascar, roughly 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius.   Réunion is an overseas département of France, thus Réunion is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic with the same status as those regions which are located in Europe. Due to its location and DOM status, it is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. Due to its location in a time zone to the east of Europe, Réunion was the first region in the world where the euro became legal tender. Considered to be a part of Metropolitan France, French law applies directly in these territories, augmented slightly by enabling and other specific laws and regulations. You may consult the bookstore (boutique) of LexisNexis France for the best and most comprehensive sources on French law as it may be applied in Réunion.
 
You will find a detailed description and expert analysis of French law as it applies throughout metropolitan France and the overseas territories in our treatise Doing Business in France.
 
Other laws and analysis we offer for Réunion includes:
 
 
  
 
  Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
 
     Sri Lanka
 
 
 
 
 
      South Asia Regional Resource:
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                             ....to the “Bottom of the World”!
 
 
     Antarctica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Useful External Resources
 
 
 
 
  Satellite View of The Continent Antarctica
 
 
Our Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys including content on the following topics: Discovery Rules, Energy – Carbon Trading, International Arbitration/Dispute Resolution, International Bankruptcy Filing Requirements, and Minority Shareholder Rights. Click on the link and select the appropriate regional menu for the topic you wish and then choose from the national listings.
 
You may also wish to review the Lex Mundi Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys with country-specific entries from the local Lex Mundi law firms on a variety of different commercial and financial law topics.
Useful External Resources for South Asian nations: