Family law in Sierra Leone : a research report

TitleFamily law in Sierra Leone : a research report
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsB.E. Harrell-Bond, and U. Rijnsdorp
Series titleResearch report ; 2
Pagination - viii, 144
Date Published1975///
PublisherAfrican Studies Centre
Place PublishedLeiden
Publication Languageeng
Keywordscustomary law, family law, Sierra Leone

After an introductory chapter on the assumptions and methods of the study, which was carried out in Sierra Leone in 1971, this report contains chapters on marriage, divorce, property rights of women, maintenance responsibilities, rights over children and adoption under customary law in Sierra Leone. Then the authors attempt to indicate areas where conflicts of law exist or where certain social problems are created or aggravated by the inadequacies of the law. Finally, a number of problems relating to the administration of customary law are considered. Throughout the report the inferior legal position of women in the face of changing social and economic conditions has been stressed


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