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The native and customary courts of Nigeria (Law in Africa)

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This is a situation where rules are unlikely to work well, and therefore standards or discretion seems appropriate. The violent wrath of their subjects was so great, that the government back tracked and chose to respect the property rights of their subjects, in violation of their own “rule based procedures for property allocation.” Those of us who seek to protect and restore freedom must avoid using the words our enemies seek to impose on us.

Pages: 381

Publisher: African Universities Press (1966)


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