The legal system in Mauritius comprises different types of law that serve to regulate the behaviour of people,and shape society. From criminal law to civil law, Mauritius has a set of legal concepts, and practices. Mauritius recognizes different types of law and each of them serves different purposes.Now we will look at different types of laws.

Criminal Law:

Criminal law deals with activity or conduct that is considered as being harmful to society. These laws are here to maintain order, and protect citizens. In Mauritius, Criminal laws cover a wide range of offences from traffic violations to serious crime such as theft or murder individuals who are found guilty will have huge consequences to face such as paying fine, or jail. 

Civil Law:

Civil law handles conflicts between individuals and organisations involving questions of rights, contracts, family matters and much more. Civil law cases usually involve one individual who seeks compensation if harm has been caused to them. Civil law seeks to resolve conflict between individuals or organisations in a fair way.

Administrative Law:

Administrative Law establishes norms and processes of how the government should work and rules authorities have to follow in order to take decisions and carry out their responsibilities. This law ensures that those in authority work fairly, transparently and work to serve the interest of its citizens. 

To conclude, the legal system in Mauritius works to benefit its citizens, shape society, control people’s behaviour, and ensure that everyone feels safe.