African customary law customs and womens rights muna ndulo abstract the sources of law in most african countries are customary law the common law and legislation both colonial and post independence in a typical african country the great majority of the people conduct their personal activities in accordance with and subject to customary law. The journal of african law has been in existence for over 60 years and in that time has reflected changing trends in law and legal reform the earlier focus on legal pluralism and customary law has evolved to include a focus on issues of international law in the african context legal and institutional regional and sub regional developments . He is currently teaching social foundations of law customary law international public law and international relations at the university of nairobi and he is a part time lecturer at st paulis university among his publication are cultural gap economic crisis in africa and dholuo grammar for beginners. Book review the future of african customary law by fenrich j galizzi p and higgins te eds 1 n moosa in the abstract of the future of african customary law the editors state that it is intended to promote discussion and understanding of customary law and to explore its continued relevance in sub saharan africait considers the characteristics of customary law and efforts to . Introduction legal pluralism is a key feature of african legal systems the form of pluralism that permeates these systems derives from what is known as the principle of legal centrism which holds that all law emanates from the state and that rites developed and practiced by nonstate actors including religious and customary institutions are law only to the extent they are recognized by
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