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Neo-traditionalism and the customary law in Malawi

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For Rommen, natural law thinking has always thrived in the lex-ratio tradition. Individuals are summoned to these gatherings following traditional protocols initiated by the chosen elder. P 10, UN Doc S/RES/1244 (1999). ↵ 190 See UNMIK Reg. 2000/6 on the Appointment and Removal from Offices of International Judges and International Prosecutors (15 Feb. 2000). ↵ 191 It should be noted that, at this point in time, the domestic law applicable in the province was that of the former Yugoslavia.

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Elias to the Nature of African Customary Law 116 Elias and the Nature of African Customary Law 124 Jurisprudence, African Customary Law, and Modern State Law 128 Judicial Application of Customary Law, Validity and African Legal Structures 132 Application 132 Legal Structures 134 Statutory Law 134 Customary Law in Nigeria in Particular 135 Elements of Nigerian Customary Law 135 Characteristics of Nigerian Customary Law 136 Establishing Customary Law 137 Proof of Customary Law in Non-Customary and Non-Area Courts 137 Proof of Customary Law in Customary and Area Courts 139 Customary Law as Evidence 147 Judicial Notice 148 Validity of Customary Law 149 Chapter IV Islamic Law 151 Introduction 151 Islam in Africa XE "Africa" 151 Islamic Law in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 158 Background to Islamic Law 159 Roots of Islamic Law XE "Roots of Islamic Law" 161 Islam within Statutory and Customary Law 165 Islam and Local Law in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 167 Islam, the Constitution, and Legal Structures 171 Constitutional Provisions 171 Statutory Provisions 172 Enforcement of Islamic and Customary Laws 175 Chapter V Comparative Constitutionalism XE "Constitutionalism" and Nigerian Perspectives 179 Introduction 179 Comparative Constitutionalism XE "Constitutionalism" 182 Form 182 Constituencies 184 Bicameralism XE "Bicameralism" 185 Executive 186 Legislature 187 Judiciary 187 Federalism XE "Federalism" in Africa XE "Africa" 190 New African Constitutions XE "New African Constitutions" 197 The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 201 A Comparison of the 1979 and 1999 Constitutions 207 Sources of Power in a Military System of Government 227 The Judiciary under Military Rule 237 Chapter VI Overview Citizenship, Immigration and Administrative Law 249 Citizenship and Immigration Laws 249 Nationality under Nigerian Law 249 Citizenship Laws and Native of Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 250 Nigerian Citizenship Laws 253 Citizenship under the 1999 Constitution 254 Immigration and Deportation 257 Administrative Law 259 Introduction 259 The Study of Administrative Law in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 262 The Rule of Law XE "Rule of Law" in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 264 Separation of Powers 266 Executive Powers 270 The Judiciary 271 Administration 272 The Sovereignty of the Legislature and the Supremacy of the Constitution 272 Entities of Administration in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 274 State Succession XE "State Succession" to State Executive Powers and Entrenched Provisions of the Constitution 277 Other Officers and Bodies of Government 281 National and State Election Tribunals 285 Nigerian Police and the Armed Forces of the Federation 286 Local Government in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 289 Local Government in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" up to 1975 289 Local Government in Lagos 289 Local Government in Northern Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 290 Local Government in Western and Mid-Western Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 291 Local Government in Eastern Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 291 Control of Local Authorities by Regional Governments 292 Local Government in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" from 1975 to 1979 293 Local Government in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" from 1979 to the Present 295 Constitutional Provisions on Local Government under the Constitution of 1999 296 The Fourth Schedule to the Constitution on Local Government 297 The Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree, 1998 298 Election to the Councils 301 Local Government Election Tribunals 301 Chapter VII Judicial System and Legal Profession 303 Introduction 303 Nigerian Courts 305 Judicial System 306 The Supreme Court of Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 308 Federal Court of Appeal 315 The Federal High Court 320 The "Vexing" Problem of Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court 321 Exclusive Jurisdiction 322 Concurrent Jurisdiction 323 Locus Standi 325 Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights 326 The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory at Abuja 337 The High Court of State 338 The Customary Courts of Appeal and the Sharia Court of Appeal 341 The Sharia Court of Appeal 343 Magistrates Courts 344 Customary and Area Courts 345 The Legal Profession 368 Constitutional Provisions 369 Legislation 370 Legal Education 372 Practicing 376 Legal Aid XE "Legal Aid" 379 Changes in the Law 379 Chapter VIII Outline of Criminal Law, Evidence and Civil Procedure 381 Criminal Law 381 Origins of Nigerian Criminal Laws 382 Customary Law 383 Islamic Laws 384 Criminal Code 384 The Penal Code XE "Penal Code" of Northern Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 386 Other Statutory Enactments 386 Indian XE "Indian" Penal Code XE "Penal Code" 386 Penal Code XE "Penal Code" in the North 388 Evidence Laws 389 Civil Procedure 391 Customary/Native or Area Courts 392 Magistrates/District Courts 395 Jurisdiction of Magistrates Courts 397 High Courts 398 Jurisdiction 400 Rules of Practice and Procedure in the High Courts 400 Appellate Courts 403 The Sharia Court of Appeal 407 Specific Proceedings 409 Fatal Accidents Cases 409 Recovery of Premises 410 Enforcement of Judgments and Orders of Courts 412 Elections and Election Petitions 413 Election Petitions 416 Petition of Right 416 Matrimonial Causes 418 Corporate (Company) Proceedings by Petition 419 Corporate Proceedings by Originating Motion 422 Corporate Proceedings by Originating Summons 422 Prerogative Writs and Orders 422 Workmen's Compensation XE "Workmen's Compensation" Laws 426 Probate and Administration of Estates 426 Chapter IX Statutory Marriage and Divorce Laws 429 General Introduction: Marriage Laws in Africa XE "Africa" 429 Statutory Marriage Laws 434 Case Studies 435 Statutory Marriage in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 438 The Nature of a Statutory Marriage in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 441 Legal Characteristics of a Nigerian Marriage 442 Nature of Contract of Marriage 443 The Marriage Contract 444 Preliminaries 445 Preliminaries to Marriage 445 Consent to Marriages in Certain Cases 446 Celebration of Marriage 446 Defective Marriages 447 Offences and Penalties 448 Foreign Marriages XE "Foreign marriages" 448 Legal Effects of a Statutory Marriage 449 Matrimonial Causes 450 Statutory Divorce Laws 450 Case Studies 450 Matrimonial Causes in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" under the Act of 1970 452 Void Marriages 453 Statutory Divorce 461 Chapter X Customary Marriage and Divorce 467 Introduction 467 A Comparative Study 467 Customary Marriage Laws 475 Customary Marriage Laws in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 483 Introduction 483 Legal Characteristics of a Customary Marriage 487 The Customary Marriage 488 Validity Based on Consent to a Customary Marriage 495 Prohibited Degrees of Consanguinity and Affinity 499 Capacity of Non-Nigerian Natives to Marry Under Nigerian Customary Law 499 Bride Price 501 Proof of a Customary Law Marriage 502 Registration of Customary Marriages 502 Legal Effects of Customary Marriage 505 Matrimonial Causes 506 Customary Divorce Laws 512 Case Studies 513 Customary Divorce Laws in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 517 Introduction 517 Customary Divorce 517 Invalid Marriages 520 Chapter XI Marriage and Divorce under Islamic Law 523 Marriage under Islamic Law in Africa XE "Africa" Generally 523 Islamic Law Marriage Pursuant to Statutory Provisions 526 Islamic Law Marriage Pursuant to Customary Law 532 Islamic Law Marriages in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 542 Requirements of Islamic Marriage 544 Dower, Dowry/Saduquat 546 Consent of Male Parent or Male Marriage Guardian 549 A Woman's Consent 551 Celebration of Marriage 552 Marriage Session/ Marriage Ceremony (Majlis) 553 Witnesses (Shuhud) 553 Stipulations in a Marriage Contract 554 Classifications of Marriage 554 Marriage with a Pagan Woman 556 Consummation 556 Validity of Marriage/Legal Effect of a Valid Marriage 557 Legal Obstacles to a Valid Marriage 557 Divorce under Islamic Law in Africa XE "Africa" Generally 558 Islamic Divorce Pursuant to Islamic Statutory Law 558 Islamic Divorce Pursuant to Islamic Customary Law 564 Islamic Law Divorce in Nigeria XE "Nigeria" 572 Who Can Divorce? 572 Talaq-us-sunnat 573 Requirements of a Valid Divorce 574 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