My subject today is "International Organizations and Customary
International Law"--that is, the role of international organizations in relation to the formation and determination of rules of customary
For example, in South Africa, traditional leaders challenged any effort to do away with customary
law, arguing that the emphasis on state law legal institutions and processes reflected "Western," rather than "African" values (p.
actually intertwined in customary
international law analysis.
Authored by veteran lawyer and Law lecturer Kwame Gyan, the first volume of the book is called "Cases and Materials on Customary
Land Interests" and volume 2 is titled "Cases and Materials on Customary
Land laws in Ghana-Customary
It is understood that Dr Amos is now in police custody, however at such an early stage, there is still uncertainty as to whether the case will be dealt with as a criminal issue or will be referred to the customary
system as a result of it being between a husband and wife and therefore interpreted as a private matter.
2) Muslim marriages are governed by the Marriage and Divorce of Mohammedans Act (1906), (3) which, like the Marriage Act, is also in the process of being amended, (4) Hindu marriages by the Hindu Marriage and Divorce Act (1961), (5) which is also in the process of being amended, (6) and customary
marriages by the Customary
Marriage (Registration) Act (1973).
THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC has officially recognized the customary
rules of adoption of the First Nations and Inuit with a bill tabled June 13 at the National Assembly to modify the Quebec Civil Code.
South Africa has a mixed legal system comprised of transplanted European laws (the core being Roman-Dutch law, subsequently influenced by English common law) and indigenous laws, referred to as customary
The a la mode analysis attempts to redefine what is reasonable and customary
using this analysis that cherry picks results and implies that a small sub-group of the industry should dictate industry-wide prices," Jeff Schurman, Executive Director of TAVMA.
In regard to customary
and reasonable fees, the FHA states that the marketplace "best determines" what is reasonable and customary
The declaration, prepared at a regional meeting last June, states: "We are opposed to any form of alienation of land from customary
landowners, whether by outright sale or through leases which remove landowners' capacity to effectively control, access and use their land.
Land Tenure under Colonial and Post-Colonial Land Law
The aim of this article is to use the novel Magora Panyama (1999) [Vultures on the Carcasses] to demonstrate how the author depicts (1) the handling of property rights from the perspective of the unwritten moral and traditional African customary
law, (2) the understanding of property rights in the modern law/courts brought by colonialism, (3) the contestation of these two dual legal forms for the battle of the African souls.
Adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary
tenure; the case of peri-urban Ghana.
The database will clearly illustrate instances of customary
law, which form the very foundations of international law and are