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Title:The family as a corporation in Ghanaian and Nigerian law
Author:Woodman, GordonISNI
Year:1974
Periodical:African Law Studies
Issue:11
Pages:1-35
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ghana
Nigeria
Subjects:kinship
customary law
family law
Link:http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul11&id=5&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:This paper examines the institution of the family in the customary law of Ghana and Nigeria, as developed in the case law. It emphasises the problem inherent in an attempt to express an aspect of social organization in legal norms, and to confer legal personality on the family. This is done in the following sections: Introduction - Membership - Legal relations affecting the family: a summary - The ordering of internal affairs - The conduct of external affairs - Family relations arising from marital and parental relations - Ad hoc variations - Theories of corporate personality - Conclusion. Notes.
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