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Laws governing the Mauritian penal system are derived
from old French codes and English law. The judicial system
consists of the Supreme Court, presided over by the chief
and five other judges who also serve as judges of the
Appeal, the Industrial Court, and ten district courts.
appeal can be made to the Queen's Privy Council in
approximately 50 percent of the Supreme Court rulings
the Privy Council have been reversed. There are no
military courts in Mauritius. The prison system consists
facilities; a prison, a rehabilitation center, a youth
institution, and an industrial school. The daily average
population is 700.
Data as of August 1994