African law (English, noun)

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Term or phrase African law
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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage A plurality-conscious perspective on the laws of Africa cannot ignore the people of Africa and their many cultures and languages. But can one even speak of ‘African law’, given this immense diversity? The short answer is that ‘African law’ is merely a kind of ethnic label and the collective term ‘African laws’ comprises evidently many different types of legal systems.
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A plurality-conscious perspective on the lA plurality-conscious perspective on the laws of Africa cannot ignore the people of Africa and their many cultures and languages. But can one even speak of ‘African law’, given this immense diversity? The short answer is that ‘African law’ is merely a kind of ethnic label and the collective term ‘African laws’ comprises evidently many different types of legal systems.tly many different types of legal systems. +
Menski, Werner, Comparative Law in a Global Context: The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa, 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 380 +
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