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The future of African customary law
It s intended to promote discussion and understanding of customary law and to explore its continued relevance in sub-Saharan Africa…[It] considers the characteristics of customary law and efforts to ascertain and codify ...
The role that lay Muslim judges play in state courts and religious tribunals in South Africa: A historical, contemporary and gender perspective
Taking the example of a religious adjudicative body for Muslims in the Western Cape in South Africa, this article analyses the symbiotic working relationship between state courts and non-state dispute settlement bodies, ...
Women, gender and child marriage: Sub-Saharan Africa, overview
(Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, 2006)
This entry provides an overview of early marriage of girls under the age of 18 from a human rights and gender perspective. It examines international conventions relating to child marriage and critiques the application of ...
Chapter 6: Culture and religion
This chapter deals with the relationship between gender equality and rights to practice culture and religion. In South Africa this relationship is of crucial importance to women who live according to the rules and principles ...