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1 - A Survey of Customary Laws in Africa in Search of Lessons for the Future

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 February 2012

Gordon R. Woodman
University of Birmingham
Jeanmarie Fenrich
School of Law, Fordham University, United States of America
Paolo Galizzi
School of Law, Fordham University, United States of America
Tracy E. Higgins
School of Law, Fordham University, United States of America
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The role of customary laws in the twenty-first century, whether in Africa or elsewhere, is of great theoretical interest. It is important, however, that the present discussion makes a contribution to legal development in Africa. I seek here to discern the lessons that can be learned from past experience of customary laws in Africa and that may assist in determining future policies toward customary law.

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Print publication year: 2011

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