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Divorce under the Tanzanian law of marriage and under the customary system

Steven James Bwana

Divorce under the Tanzanian law of marriage and under the customary system

by Steven James Bwana

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Published by Pontifical University, Lateran, Institute of "Utriusque Iuris" in Roma .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tanzania.
    • Subjects:
    • Divorce -- Law and legislation -- Tanzania,
    • Customary law -- Tanzania

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSteven James Bwana.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLAW
      The Physical Object
      Pagination82 p. ;
      Number of Pages82
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2588976M
      LC Control Number85140039

      Customary law, on the other hand, permits polygamy, this type of marriage being a firmly entrenched customary law institution. b) Marriage, under both the customary law and the Marriage Act, is a contract whereby the bride and the bridegroom enter into legal relations involving rights and obligations. However, whereas the contractual ele. Independence in Legal system unified. Qadis’ Courts established to apply personal status law for Muslims under Kadhis’ Courts Act For the moment, marriage and divorce laws continue to be customary, statutory, Islamic and Hindu laws, though discussions continue on proposed uniform marriage law. School(s) of Fiqh.

      The fieldwork was conducted across six provinces, over a period of 20 months. The findings presented in Reform of customary marriage, divorce and succession in South Africa about the implementation of the act and the Bhe rules will be of interest to a wide range of .   The Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act, Being an Act to provide for the registration of customary marriages and divorces and for other related matters. Enacted by the President and Members of Parliament in this present Parliament assembled. PART I-PRELIMINARY. 1. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-.

      Defining and characterising “customary law” would itself be the subject of an extended study. The present study does not attempt to define “customary law”, but some general comments on its character may be helpful. First, the idea of “customary law” that is under consideration concerns the laws, practices. Tag Archives: Zambia Customary law Beyond “House, Money, Car”: Why Ms. Kay Figo Deserved Compensation. Posted on Janu by Elias Munshya, MBA, LLM, MA, MDIV 7 comments. By E. Munshya, LLB (Hons), The facts of the case of one Ms. Kay Figo and her lover Mr. Van are very well defined. Around a 55 year-old Mr. Van met.


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Divorce under the Tanzanian law of marriage and under the customary system by Steven James Bwana Download PDF EPUB FB2

Two units have separate legislative, executive and judicial institutions. Personal status law comes under areas defined as “non-union”, thus Marriage Act applying in mainland Tanzania not applicable in Zanzibar.

Prior toMuslims, Christian, Hindu and customary laws governed marriage and divorce, in addition to civil marriage regime. A marriage amongst Myanmar Buddhists may be dissolved at any time by the consent of both parties.

There are three kinds of dissolution of marriage under Myanmar Customary Law. They are divorce by mutual consent, divorce when the husband enters into priesthood or rahan and divorce by matrimonial faults. The mutual consent divorce is the File Size: KB.

marriage, Abood’s second wife petitioned for a divorce with the Magistrates Court. She claimed that she was entitled to fifty percent of the family’s Dar es Salaam house based on her contribution within the meaning of Section of the Tanzanian Law of Marriage Act (LMA), 5.

which provides that courts shall consider each party’s household. Source: Shando Theron (Theron and Theron’s Divorce and Matrimonial attorneys in Johannesburg)[email protected] Introduction: A customary marriage is one where the spouses are married in terms of custom as opposed to the laws of a country, usually referred to a as civil marriage.

Civil marriages are registered with home affairs and usually the couple [ ]. In Nigeria the law of marriage and divorce is characterized by a distinct-ive legal pluralism.

One finds statutory law, based on English law, and largely taken over from colonial times with few important changes; and customary law, consisting of a great number of different local customary • Anzengrubergasse 8/15, Vienna, Austria.

Customary marriage Customary marriage simply refers to marriage contracted under the various native laws and customs of the various tribes in Nigeria and the procedure varies from one locality to another.

It is generally classified as being polygamous yet it is recognized under. Dissolution of a customary marriage. Section 8 of the RCMA purports to dissolve a customary marriage in the exact terms the Divorce Act dissolves a civil marriage.

An anomaly in this is that the very nature of a customary marriage is distinct from a civil marriage. With the civil marriage, the law provides a mechanism for divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act (Chapter ) which contrary to popular belief does not mandate either party to the marriage to give the other a token of rejection.

For a decree of divorce to be granted, the parties must prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down to. From inside the book. chapter chief cit n3 civil marriage civil rites cohabiting colonial common law consent Court of Appeal customary courts customary law marriage customary marriage desertion discussion dissolution of marriage Dlamini dual marriage dual system Fannin father forcible smearing girl Marriage and Divorce in Swazi Law and.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN UNDER CUSTOMARY LAW IN NIGERIA BRIGHT E. ONIHA* Introduction According to Lord Westbury in Shaw v Gould1 Marriage is the foundation of the civil society and no part of the laws and institutions of a.

of Kenya in different ways. Marriage under the Marriage Act, the principal enactment dealing with marriage, is open to all persons irrespective of race or religion. The African Christian Marriage and Divorce Act provides a simple procedure for the marriage of Christian Africans and for the conversion of a customary marriage into.

Non-African Christians may only contract a marriage under the Marriage Act, an African Christian couple may only contract a monogamous marriage under the Marriage of Africans Act and Muslims, even if they so wish, may not contract a civil marriage under the Marriage Act; (15) The Uganda Law Reform Commission added that: The various laws on.

On how a marriage contracted under Customary Law can be dissolved the court held as stated earlier that the proof of the dissolution of customary marriage requires a high degree of certainty.

Living with a man and having children for him alone does not necessarily make a woman a wife of the man under the native law and custom. Women, marriage and the law in Tanzania By Tamie Davis on 29 June • (1 Comment) A few weeks back I saw a notice for the St John’s University Women’s Group while I was walking on campus.

I had no idea what it was but thought it would be good to investigate. This Act may be cited as the Law of Marriage Act,and shall, subject to the provisions of sectioncome into operation on the 1st day of May, 1.

(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires-''adopted child'' means a child adopted in accordance with the. According to the Recognition of Customary Marriages Actall customary marriages are entered into ‘in community of property’ unless the parties have an ante-nuptial contract.

If the marriage is dissolved, both parties are entitled to an equal division of the joint estate. The woman is entitled to bring this matter to the court. Another important aspect of customary law relates to marriage. Since customary law is unwritten there is nowhere to find the laws governing marriage.

It does have its own procedure just as the other forms of marriage. The other forms of marriage are governed by statute which. The Nature of Marriage, Divorce, and Child Custody in Under South Sudanese Dinka Customary Law Marriage In the culture of South Sudan, the marriage has more than one definition.

The Dinka Customary law Act explains “marriage as a union between one man or his successor and. Customary law marriages are governed by customary law, the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act and the Matrimonial Property Act. In terms of these acts, marriages are automatically in community of property unless the parties enter into an antenuptial contract (ANC) before their marriage.

Under customary law rules of inheritance, the oldest Gives the impression that there is only one system of customary law. Sets down legal rules for ending a customary marriage, including • divorce. Allows a woman to claim maintenance when the marriage ends –. In terms of the relevant law impacting on widows, s 68 (3) of the Administration of Estates Act [Chapter ] recognises a union contracted according to customary rites, notwithstanding that it has not been formally solemnised in terms of the Customary Marriages Act [Chapter ].As such, the absence of a marriage certificate is not at all fatal to the recognition of such a union when it.Registration of Customary Law Marriages.

Registration requirements provided for under s. 43(4) and (5) do not Celebration of Marriage and Divorce Procedures. That the effectiveness of the Law of Marriage Act, as far as celebration of the Law Reform Commission of Tanzania Act, No.

11 of (the Commission=s Act) initiated this.This is a report on the research done in by the authors. It examines the way the new Tanzanian marriage law has been applied by the courts in cases of divorce, maintenance and division of matrimonial property, and the extent to which other existing systems of personal and religious law have influenced its operation.