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Title:Paternity actions in Ethiopia ten years after the civil code
Author:Beckstrom, John H.
Periodical:African Law Studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subject:illegitimate children
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul10&id=51&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:The Ethiopian Civil Code of 1960, primarily upon Western models, contains detailed provisions dealing with filiation. These replaced the previously existing customary practices. In this article the code provisions are dealt with only insofar as they have appeared to pose major problems in the courts. The focus is from the standpoint of legal systems analysis; the efficacy of transplanting laws from one society to another. The cases are divided into 'post-code' and 'pro-code' categories. Sections of the article: Custom and the code (Customary filiation practices; The Civil Code) - Post-code cases (Prima facie cases; Contested cases) - Pro-code cases - Conclusion. Notes.