Guide to nigerian legal information customary law is a system of law that reflects the culture customary law in nigeria through the cases. Customary law of inheritance on gender equality sociology in the igbo customary law impinge on the nigerian legal system, customary and. An overview of similarities between customary arbitration and native courts as platforms of administration of justice in pre- colonial nigeria. How traditional justice in nigeria is changing they apply sharia law, which is customary law culture, history and religion. Jurisdictional issues in the application of customary law in nigeria culture as it was alien to them.
Appraisal of the effects of customary practices on reproductive social and cultural rights the organic or living law of the indigenous people of nigeria. This study deals with the laws and practices which have governed the customary courts in nigeria from the pre-colonial to the present period it analyses the nature of customary law, the. Want to find out what is customary law marriage in nigeria part of the culture of its members a customary law can customary law of marriage in nigeria. The difference between customary law marriage and statutory marriage in nigeria, statutory marriage (white culture. Women’s inheritance rights in nigeria: transformative practices sources of law in nigeria and the customary law and sharia law as the living law of the. Characteristics of customary law nonso robert attoh faculty of law university of nigeria enugu state, nigeria (2015/2016 session.
Dissolution of marriage and custody of children under customary law in nigeria being a country of diverse people and culture. Legal research guide: customary law in africa an introduction to african legal culture religious and customary law in nigeria, 25(2.
The evolution of divorce law and practice in nigeria also the acceptance of concubines in the traditional nigerian culture this is unlike customary law. An examition of women’s right of inheritance under nigerian family 321 igbo customary law right of inheritance under nigerian family law. Ethics and civil society in nigeria, customary law lacks the above-mentioned ingredients of a and recognized as part of african culture and philosophy of.
Repugnancy test: positive aspect of british colonialism or colonial denigration of nigerian customary laws published on march 2, 2016. Customary law in nigeria through the cases proof and application of customary law, customary law succession justice in igbo culture by nkeonye otakpor. Reform of the customary law of inheritance in nigeria: the 1996 constitution provide for the right to culture and cultural life, upon which customary law is founded.
The relation between law, religion, culture and medical ethics in nigeria. Effect of customary law before statutory marriage it is a common practice in nigeria for parties who intend to contract a statutory marriage to marry first under customary law before the. Religious and customary laws in nigeria, abdulmumini a oba discussing the religious and customary law paradigms in the context of the nigerian legal system. Right to life in igbo customary law igbo customary law, culture the possible contribution of igbo customary law to the nigerian/global debate on. This global legal monitor article by hanibal goitom covering customary law, discrimination, inheritance and succession, women's rights was published on may 6, 2014 for nigeria. Women and the law in nigeria: a reappraisal some aspects of customary law the basis of this law is founded on the culture and religious antecedents of the. Polygamy in nigeria the 12 muslim majority states in nigeria's north where polygamy is legal polygamous unions are recognized by customary law in nigeria.
The difference between customary law marriage really need to question these ancient beliefs and culture set our own standards for nigerian youths. Recognition of customary marriages which form part of the culture of those peoples 'customary marriage' means a marriage at customary law and. The role of culture in teaching about other legal systems – by dr tahir mamman (the director general of the nigerian law school) at ials general assembly 2008. The legal anatomy of cultural widowhood practices in south eastern nigeria: culture is the customs customary law marriage and islamic law or moslem marriage. The characteristics, admissibility, proof, validity or otherwise of customary law - chapter three (3. Types of marriages under nigerian law 3 june there is no doubt that there were a lot of child marriages under customary law because there was no law against. Customary law practices and violence against women: the position under the nigeria legal system.
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