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The customary law of the Binis

Usi I. Osemwowa

The customary law of the Binis

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Published by Fine-Fare Int"l. Coy] in [Benin City? .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Law, Bini (African people),
    • Customary law -- Nigeria.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-144).

      Statementby Usi I. Osemwowa.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKTA449.3 .O84 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 144 p. ;
      Number of Pages144
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3531142M
      ISBN 109783511467
      LC Control Number2001427863
      OCLC/WorldCa52799682

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The customary law of the Binis by Usi I. Osemwowa Download PDF EPUB FB2

Customary law is practiced in many contexts -- by secular governments, religious sects and even sports. In Judaism and Islam, established custom can be considered a precedent to resolve a dispute brought before religious jurists who might otherwise find no precedent in the religion's holy texts to decide a case.

The position of customary law in the South African legal system has been much improved since the enactment of the new Constitution. As a constitutionally protected cultural heritage, customary law now enjoys a status equal to that of Roman-Dutch law. By drawing on a range of materials, both legal and and anthropological, from South Africa and elsewhere in Africa, this book.

when compared to other ethnic groups in Nigeria the Binis are more attached to their culture6. As in other parts of Nigeria the Binis have multiple customs and traditions (customary law), examples of these are Bini customary law of marriage, Bini customary land Tenure system and Bini customary law of inheritance and succession.

This book sets out to articulate a comprehensive theory of customary international law that can effectively resolve the conceptual and practical enigmas surrounding it. It takes a multidisciplinary approach and draws insights from international law, legal Cited by: 1st Floor, Sunclare Building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town Phone: +27 21 Fax: +27 21 Email: [email protected] (USI I.

Osemwowa, THE CUSTOMARY LAW OF THE BINIS 36 (); Arase v. Arase, [] N.S.C.C ,) A notable example is a case in which the Court held: Under the Bini native law and custom, the eldest son of a deceased person or testator is entitled to inherit without question the house or houses known as. Describing Reform of Customary Marriage, Divorce and Succession in South Africa as ‘an empirical work that builds on a growing body of work’, including the doctoral research of Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weekes, an outstanding alumna of the UCT Law Faculty, Justice O’Regan praised the book for adding to the rich literature around the deeply complex issues of customary family.

For a practice book, The Law, Practice and Procedure: Area Customary Courts in Nigeria is highly affordable at the stated cover price of N4, for paperback. Customary International Law and the Nicaragua Case H C M Charlesworth* Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Melbourne Introduction Custom1 is an increasingly controversial source of law in the late twentieth century.

Although it is ritually included in all accounts of the sources ofFile Size: KB. However, unlike natural law and positive law, customary law has received very little scholarly analysis.

To remedy this neglect, a distinguished group of philosophers, historians and lawyers has been assembled to assess the nature and significance of customary law.

The book offers fresh insights on this neglected and misunderstood form of law. Customary law is the combination between what is "always" recognized as doctrinally correct (e.g.

slavery is bad) and what is lacking by statute. If there is an on-point statute, the law is not customary. If the custom is not generally accepted. The customary law of the Binis foresaw this kind of situation and then prescribed absolute ownership of the Igiogbe on the eldest this end the decision reckoned in Edo’s case is a welcome verdict to buttress, the absolute ownership position on the eldest son.

Benin Law and Custom. Jacob U. Egharevba. Niger adultery allowed Avbiogbe Benin City Benin Empire Benin Laws Binis called caretaker CHAPTER child commits adultery Committee compound coral beads court customary dance daughter death deceased Divisional Council dowry Ebute Metta Edaiken Eghaevbo Eghaevbonogbe Egharevba eldest Enogie Esigie.

Sosa and the Derivation of Customary International Law By John O. McGinnis* My charge in this brief essay is to assess the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Sosa v.

Alvarez-Machain. Viewed at a high level of abstraction, Sosa. represents an attempt to translate the. 6 Historically, Nigeria inherited certain laws of England and principles of Common Law and Equity into the legal system.

Laws that were in force in England before 1 January apply mutatis mutandis in Nigeria insofar as there is no local legislation in force on the same subject. Section 45 of the Interpretation Act provides that: 'Subject to the provision of this section and in so far as.

African Customary Law Revisited: The Role of Customary Law in the 21st Century, fills this gap by exploring the nature, substance and role of customary law in Africa in the 21st Century. As a result of the collaborative effort, The Future of African Customary Law has been published. Encyclopedia Entry - Customary Law.

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32 Although marriage creates aAuthor: Paul Itua. To the Binis, {or Edo} the Oba is the embodiment of their tradition and culture. As rightly put by Bradbury {in his book-Benin kingdom pp }, “The sacred kingship” is the focal point of the Benin political system.

As the latest in the line of kings, descending from Eweka 1 and the reincarnation of one of them the Oba has his own divinity. Unuamen also known as Unuame is a village community by Ovia river in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria.

Unuame is about 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Benin City and 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Benin Airport. Unuame is one of the ancestral homes of Oba Esigie's maternal grandfather and home town to some group of Binis (Benin people).

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FALLERS. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Pp. xi, His book is an example of the type of integration of law and a social. International human rights law in the federal courts is, of course, merely part of the larger international human rights movement that flowered in the Western world in the course of the s.

It is no coincidence, I think, that the seminal case in this field was decided by my Court inas this broader movement came to the fore in public life. Citation. Emily Kadens & Ernest A. Young, How Customary is Customary International Law?, 54 William & Mary Law Review ()Cited by: 7.

Addressing treaties, the direct application of customary international law and the use of international law as an interpretive tool, this book examines all the cases or lines of cases in which international law has played a material role, showing how the Court's treatment of international law both changed and remained consistent over the period.5/5(1).

The question of the existence of legal protection for foreign investors under customary international law (or “custom”) has always been controversial. As a result of this perceived lack of established customary principles, States concluded thousands of bilateral investment treaties in the s for the promotion and the protection of Cited by: 4.

The black and white of Wunungmurra Danial Kelly* Aboriginal people who follow customary law in the Northern Territory often find that obeying customary law can mean breaching Australian law and vice versa.

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However, features of customary law are beginning to play a far greater role in modern Australian law. The concept of mediation, which is a key feature of customary law for Indigenous Australians, is now used in a number of areas of law in Australia, including family law, industrial relations and File Size: KB.Customary law on inheritance can also be displaced by necessary implication by the kind of marriage that the deceased contracted.

One of the incidents of monogamous marriage under Common Law is the ouster of the rules of customary law on inheritance. See Section 49 (5) of the Administration of Estate Law, Cap 3, Laws of Lagos State ; Cole v.