Customary Law


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Customary Law

A practice in a group or society that has never been codified but has been so common for so long that it is considered legally enforceable. English common law is largely derived from customary law. Likewise, most international law is customary.
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The little communities, still haunted by ten thousand memories of a greater state, gathered and developed almost tacitly a customary law and fell under the guidance of a medicine man or a priest.
This article examines the intergenerational nature of land conflicts in northern Uganda, focusing on the interplay of customary law, return migration and the development of a market in land.
Later, the family of Sugiani met Manai's family and the former accused the latter of breaching the customary law of nikah siri.
The report, spread over 20 pages with colourful photographs, said that the Kalash customary law have been passed down orally and could be forgotten if it is not recorded.
In addition to customary law, most sub-Saharan African countries are now bound by domestic constitutional law, statutory law and common law, as well as international and regional human rights treaties.
For a woman who has been married off under Kipsigis customary law and had dowry paid, to come back home and claim property she invites a curse upon their children.
The government said it has carried out all necessary actions to safeguard its sovereign rights and meet the obligations stemming from the Convention on the Law of the Sea and International Customary Law.
To fill in the gap created in their social and institutional life, Albanians revitalized the Kanun, the customary law along with the blood feud (De Waal, 2005; Krasniqi & Boman, 2012; Muharremi & Bucaj, 2016).
The authors cover customary law, constitutional law, administrative law, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
According to the Local Government Act, 2009 for South Sudan, customary law courts don't have jurisdiction to hear criminal cases unless they have customary interface and have been referred to the customary law courts by the statutory courts.
I include this quote in length because it encapsulates Li's treatment of customary law, arguing that the institution of customary law is not present among the highlanders, and therefore cannot be mobilized to protect them from the land dispossession.
Senator Grace Poe, being a foundling, can be considered a Filipino under the international customary law - not as a natural-born citizen but only as a naturalized citizen, Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T.