PIL 513 - Comparative African Law

4 Unit(s)

African Legal systems are underpinned by some shared characteristics, the focus of this course includes (a) Introduction – the nature of African Legal Systems in their pre – colonial, colonial and post – colonial settings; African Legal Mentalities i.e. Common law and Civil law traditions as direct offshoot of colonial heritage (b) The Roles of the State, Religion, Ideology and Society in influencing African Legal Systems (c) The Concepts of Legal Pluralism and Conflict of Laws in Africa.