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Title:Current trends in African legal geography: the interfusion of legal systems
Author:Sand, P.H.
Periodical:African Law Studies
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:reception of foreign law
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul5&id=5&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:Colonial divisions may not be as durable in African legal geography as seems to be generally assumed. Decolonization has initiated a momentous process of interaction among legal systems. This interfusion in the modern independent states has begun to defy and to erode traditional categories of classification, and may indeed render them obsolete in the foreseeable future. The author places this process in a comparative perspective, and analyzes some of its causes (i.a. mutual borrowing of laws, and the multilateral technical aid provided by the U.N., which included 'legislative assistance' to developing countries) and effects. Notes; index of authors and editors.