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Title:To claim or not to claim: changing views about the restitution of marriage prestations among the Anuf˛m in Northern Togo
Authors:Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Emile vanISNI
Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Els vanISNI
Periodical:African Law Studies
Geographic term:Togo
customary law
family law
conflict of laws
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul12&id=106&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:The author's describe the system by which women are reciprocally given and received in marriage, and the accompanying marriage prestations, as it exist among the Anufˇm. The system of marriage and marriage prestations is the subject of a great number of disputes brought before two judicial institutions in this area: the Tribunal Coutumier de PremiŔre Instance and the Court of the Paramount Chief. There is significant disparity between the traditional ideas on these subjects as expressed by the Anuf˛m and as formulated by these courts as well as between the vieuws of the Tribunal and those of the Court. This is illustrated in the following sections: 1. The Anuf˛ marriage system (The exchange of women; Marriage prestations; Restitution of marriage prestations) - 2. The law in action (Case 1: The Tribunal Coutumier de Ire Instance; The Court of the Paramount chief) - 3. Discussion about differences between the vieuws of the Tribunal and the Court of the Paramount Chief. Diagr., notes, ref.