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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Family law in some English-speaking African states
Author:Stibich, R.
Periodical:African Law Studies
Geographic term:English-speaking Africa
Subjects:customary law
family law
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul2&id=53&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:There are few where the difficulties of legal interpretation and application in Africa resulting from the mixing of colonial and indigenous laws, are so magnified as in those laws relating to marriage and divorce. The paper presents the important laws as well as some of the basic conflicts in the matrimonial causes of eleven English-speaking African states. In most of these states the continuance of English law persists as though by force of habit; there has not been any large scale effort to produce a cohesive jurisprudence based on native and customary law. Parts of the article: 1. Introduction -2. Matrimonial laws (States under English law; States with their own causes laws) - 3. Dissolution of marriage - 4. Conclusion. Table.