Legal Pluralism
Legal Pluralism

African law in modern times consists of the common law (decisions of the superior courts,   and statutory law (Acts of the National and State legislatures, and governmental regulations); and a body of customary or indigenous laws. While the common law and statutory laws are easily discernible and documented, same is not the case with the indigenous and customary laws. Yet it is generally agreed that customary law is the governing law for most of the African personal life. African indigenous law is dynamic in that it is not static and it easily adapts to changes and developments. These characteristics of African indigenous law compound the difficulty in its ascertainment at each point in time. It is thus always difficult to tell what the law is at a point. Nonetheless for research and other purposes it is necessary to have access to what the customary law of a people was and is.

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Book Chapters

  • Preliminary PagesPreliminary Pages
  • Chapter 1Legal Transplant And Pluralism
  • Chapter 2Indigenous African Law: A Comparative Study
  • Chapter 3Post-colonial Africa And The Imperative Of Fusion Of Laws And Courts
  • Chapter 4Property Rights In African Traditional Law
  • Chapter 5African Laws And Repugnancy Doctrine: Reshaping A Tool Viewed As Imperialist
  • Chapter 6Wither African “common Law": Perspectives On Socio-legal Africa
  • Chapter 7Alternative Dispute Resolution Of Indeginous African Disputes: An Irrelevant Myth Or Catalyst For Modern Global Relations?
  • Chapter 8Indigenous Laws Of Marriage And Divorce In Africa
  • Chapter 9Land Tenure System In Traditional African Societies
  • Chapter 10African Laws And Internal Conflicts
  • Chapter 11The Institution Of Family Property In Africa
  • Chapter 12Crime And Punishment In African Indigenous Law
  • Chapter 13Co-existence Of Native Laws And Received Laws In Africa
  • Chapter 14The Structure Of African Judicial Authority
  • Chapter 15Development Of African Law Through The Courts
  • Chapter 16The Institution Of Family Property 1 Under The Nigerian Customary Law
  • Chapter 17Dualism In The Law Of Sucession In Nigeria
  • Chapter 18Muslim Women And Challenges Of Inheritance In Nigeria
  • Chapter 19History Of Native And Customary Laws In Africa

Legal Pluralism

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