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history and future of the customary law in Kenya

Pekka SeppaМ€laМ€

history and future of the customary law in Kenya

by Pekka SeppaМ€laМ€

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Published by University of Helsinki, Institute of Development Studies in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Inheritance and succession -- Kenya.,
    • Customary law -- Kenya.,
    • Inheritance and succession (Bukusu law)

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPekka Seppälä.
      SeriesOccasional papers,, 13, Occasional papers (Helsingin yliopisto. Kehitysmaainstituutti) ;, 13.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC59.69 .O27 no. 13
      The Physical Object
      Pagination23 p. ;
      Number of Pages23
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1766240M
      LC Control Number92116424

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      Women 's Rights Of Women Words | 11 Pages. women are being considered in the delivery of legislation. The direct incorporation of international human rights law into the Kenyan domestic legal system via Article 2(6) of the Constitution also impacts on the laws of Kenya, reflecting a vast array of international treaties and conventions, many affecting the rights of women. 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, post conflict resolution, constitutionalism.

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History and future of the customary law in Kenya by Pekka SeppaМ€laМ€ Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF THE CUSTOMARY LAW IN KENYA Download The History And Future Of The Customary Law In Kenya ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to The History And Future Of The Customary Law In Kenya book pdf for free now. The Future of African Customary Law is intended to promote discussion and understanding of customary law and to explore its continued relevance in sub-Saharan Africa.

This volume considers the characteristics of customary law and efforts to ascertain and codify customary law, and how this body of law differs in content, form, and status from legislation and common law.5/5(1). legislature to direct the future development of customary law in Kenya.

In so doing the au thor opens the do or to the generation of further debate in the area, especially. The Future of African Customary Law by Fenrich J, Galizzi P and Higgins TE (eds) of customary law in Kenya.

technologies that could provide new capabilities in the future. The book is. The author is a Don at the School of Law, University of Nairobi Kenya and a development consultant with various NGOs and other international bodies in Eastern Africa region and Italy.

He is a researcher and writer of articles and texts on matters concerning law and culture. by: 3. History of Family Law in Kenya The history of marriage law in Kenya may be divided into three main stages: the pre-colonial period, colonial period and the present post-colonial period. In the pre-colonial period, autonomous ethnic communities had their own traditions, customs and customary laws regulating the institutions of the family and.

After internal conflicts we shall look at the application of customary law in Kenya and statutory basis – Evidence Act, Judicature Act, Magistrates Act, Marriage Act, examine various decisions made touching on customary law and lastly we will consider the future of customary law.

Lecture No 1 The application of customary law in Kenya: The application of customary law in Kenya requires the development of Kenyan legal system. This is necessary because Customary Law was treated differently during different historical time.

Then came colonialism and with the introduction of such things as the region law – common law, equity, statues, -they had profound impact on. The paper covers how Land Law in Kenya has developed ab a few cases and legal instruments.

Customary law and intellectual property system: the issues What is customary law. Defining and characterising “customary law” would itself be the subject of an extended study. The present study does not attempt to define “customary law”, but some general comments on its character may be helpful.

CONCLUSION African customary law is used today in law courts and is governed by the Constitution (the sovereign law of the land), Statutes/ Acts of Parliament and Case Laws. These limit the extent to which customs may be used as law and in doing so ensure that no customary law is repugnant to justice, morality and any other written law.

The book provides rich insights into legal pluralism and customary law and contains several historical, contemporary and, as alluded to in its title, possible future scenarios relevant to sub-Saharan Africa in general. It also focuses on at least ten. Customary laws and traditional institutions in Africa constitute comprehensive legal systems that regulate the entire spectrum of activities from birth to death.

Once the sole source of law, customary rules now exist in the context of pluralist legal s. The author points out that while customary law in Kenya was gradually eliminated, the post-colonial governments have not been proactive in changing the status quo, and also challenges the legislature to direct the future development of customary law in Kenya.

law and religion; The place of African customary law in Kenya’s legal system; customary law and marriage, divorce, inheritance, custody of children and contract; the repugnancy clause; the future of African customary law in Kenya; the place of other customary laws in Kenya’s legal system.

LPL ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. ii Table of Content I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. Definition 2 III. A: History of the Laws of Inheritance in Kenya 3 Pre-Colonial Kenya’s Laws of Inheritance 3 (a) African Customary Law 3 (b) Islamic Law of Succession 5 (c) Hindu Law of Succession 6 (d) Europeans: Succession at Common Law 7 III.

A survey of customary laws in Africa in search of lessons for the future / Gordon R. Woodman --The future of living customary law in African legal systems in the twenty-first century and beyond, with special reference to South Africa/ Chuma Himonga --The future of customary law in Africa / Abdulmumini Oba --The quest for customary law in.

A digest of Uluguru customary law. by William Kim | | Uncategorized. A digest of Uluguru customary law. Law of Africa.

Countries N-Z > Law of Swaziland > Swaziland > Law of Tanzania > Tanzania > Regions > Morogoro Region > General works Edition Details Language: English Jurisdiction(s): Tanzania Type: Book [ ]. Tags: Customary law, General works, Law of Africa. 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. Customary law has great impact in the area of personal law in regard to.

Chuma Himonga; 3. The future of customary law in Africa Abdulmumini Oba; Part II. Ascertainment, Application and Codification of Customary Law: 4. The quest for customary law Janine Ubink; 5. The withering province of customary law in Kenya: a case of design or indifference George O. Otieno Ochich; 6.

Description: African customary law, the personal law of the majority of South Africans, gained equal status with common law for the first time with the introduction of the Constitution.

This book explores the many conflicts between the African legal tradition and human rights.Customary Law and Women’s Rights in Kenya Dr. Winifred Kamau, Ph.D 1. Introduction: The Need to Reconcile Customary Law and Women’s Rights Kenya is a legally plural state where several different legal and normative systems operate alongside each other.

The interaction of legal systems is complex and often engenders conflict and competition.in the customary laws of wrongs in Kenya,** and is there­ fore most thorough with respect to that subject.

However, the nature of customary law is such that wrongs do not form a sharply differentiated substantive area. Moreover, other bodies of law--e.g., those pertaining ~o the family.