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Title:The Poro as a system of judicial administration in northwestern Liberia
Author:Fahey, R.P.
Year:1971
Periodical:African Law Studies
Issue:4
Pages:1-25
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subject:secret societies
External link:http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul4&id=5&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:Peculiar to the people in the tropical rainforest in the southwestern Ivory Coast and in Liberia and Sierra Leone are the Poro and Sande Poro is the male society; Sande is the female society. The article deals with the relationship of the Poro to the administration of law. It constructs a model of the Poro as a system of conflict resolution as it still exists in the communities of northwestern Liberia. Introduction - Intraclan functions of Poro Legal socialization - Civil authority and the Poro - Poro justice - Interclan aspects of Poro - Modernization and the Poro. Notes, references.
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