What is Syria's law?

Briefly, the legal system in Syria is based on a combination of Ottoman and French civil law. Islamic law is used in the family court system and is also the major source for legislation.

The Syrian Constitution was adopted in 1973 and it provides political, economic, educational, civil and political principles. The country has been governed by a single party, the Baath Party, since 1963 and the Constitution provides that the President shall be from the Islamic religion.