Native courts and native customary law in africa judicial advisers conference special supplement to journal of african administration great britain colonial office 1953 the nature of african customary law elias 1956 restatement of customary law in nigeria nigerian institute of advanced legal studies azinge 2013. Customary law in the new african states lloyd fallms introduction among the long list of intractable problems faced by the new independent states of africa by no means the least severe is that of creating national legal systems out of the welter of indigenous and introduced bodies of law with which they come to independence. The northern republics of south africa transvaal and the free state were less inclined to allow or accommodate a system of african customary law that was separate to the republican law the british defeat by the zulu in 1879 and the zulu rebellion of 1906 had profound effects on south african law and customary law in natal. An overview of similarities between customary arbitration and native courts as platforms of administration of justice in pre colonial nigeria usually established by law to serve as the focus of judicial activity arbitration 11 to elias 1956 the nature of african customary law manchester p 212. The country the story was very similar native courts developed into customary courts too so that by 1957 there was the customary courts law 1957 cap 31 laws of western nigeria see also customary courts law eastern region no 21 of 1956 when the mid west region was created in 1963 out of old western
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