Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home Islam in Africa Go to database home

bibliographic database

Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The place of islamic law within the framework of the Sierra Leone legal system
Author:Smart, H.M. Joko
Year:1980
Periodical:African Law Studies
Issue:18
Pages:87-102
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:Islamic law
law
Shari'a
Link:http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul18&id=95&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:Sierra Leone has a pluralistic legal system embracing 1) general law, 2) customary law, and 3) Islamic law. This legal system shares a common heritage with those of many other former British dependencies in containing an admixture of laws either inherited from England or influrenced by English law, indigenous laws and customs, and Islamic law tinged with the customs and traditions of the indigenous people. This article discusses the place of Islamic law within the framework of this legal system: Introduction (general law; customary law; Islamic law) - (Islamic law) - Islamic law in action (marriage; divorce; succession) - The future of Islamic law. Notes.
Views