Your assignment: Draw up a Shariah-compliant criminal code for a small island ‘republic’
Medical students learn their trade on cadavers. Law students from the University of Pennsylvania learn theirs on small island republics. A bold move by the Maldives, for the work Professor Robinson’s students produce may even be better than what passes of as legislation in many places. But a move towards greater democracy it is not.
Maldives’ President Gayoom has lifted some provisions in the state of emergency that he imposed several weeks ago. But given the mildest of rebukes he received from India and international community, he cant be faulted for feeling confident.