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



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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