Base de Datos Género y Derecho a la Tierra


Autoridades tradicionales e instituciones consuetudinarias

  • Local elders or the chiefs exercise administrative control and handle land disputes. Individuals with complaints over land issues are expected to take their complaints to them (15).
  • Within the country, local and regional religious courts handle family matters and are staffed with customary authorities. These courts constitute an integral part of the judiciary system; they have existed alongside civil courts – British courts – since independence in 1956 (18).

Fuentes: los números entre paréntesis (*) se refieren a las fuentes que están en la sección de Bibliografía