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Title:The work of rural primary courts in Ghana and Kenya
Author:Sevareid, PeterISNI
Periodical:African Law Studies
Geographic terms:Ghana
Subject:courts of first instance
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul13&id=151&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:The author offers some personal impressions about local courts in Ghana and Kenya. His conclusion is that, in summary, the primary courts of Ghana and Kenya - when used for dispute settlement - are used by those who are substantially wealthier than the average rural peasant. When rural peasants are involved they are more often in court as defendants in criminal actions. The result is that the lowest levels of government courts exist in an atmosphere removed from the realities of peasant life. The author does not see much hope of change in the near future. Notes.