The Kuwait Legal System is based on Civil Law Jurisdiction. This is because the Kuwaiti Laws are derived from the Egyptian Laws, which are in turn derived from the French Law. The Court system in Kuwait is divided into six main divisions, namely – Family, Criminal, Civil, Commercial, Leases and Administrative. There are three levels of courts for the purpose of litigation; the Court of First Instance, the Higher Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation. A separate division of the court system is the Constitutional Court to review and repeal any unconstitutional laws.
In 1995, the Ministerial Court was introduced into the system to impeach Ministers under the criminal laws.