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LLM Human Rights and African Customary Law

RDL5623F (Not on offer in 2014)

Higher postgraduate course, first semester.

Convenor: Professor C Himonga

Course Outline

The course will focus on international human and constitutional rights that impact private relations within the family under customary law and reformed aspects of this system of law and against the backdrop of legal pluralism. The private relations concerned cover the areas of succession and inheritance; marriage and divorce and their respective consequences. While much of the course will concentrate on South African law, a significant part of it will be comparative, focusing on selected African legal systems.