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dc.contributor.authorDennison, David
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-15T14:17:16Z
dc.date.available2022-02-15T14:17:16Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationDennison, D. 2019. The resonance of colonial era customary codes in contemporary Uganda. Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad = Potchefstroom electronic law journal, 2019(22):1-25 [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2019/v22i0a7587]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/38420
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2019/v22i0a7587
dc.description.abstractColonial era codifications of customary law – especially those codified in indigenous first languages – have a resilient capacity to form and inform living customary law. In the context of Mukono District, Uganda, modern conceptions of customary law are informed and shaped by colonial era codifications promulgated by the British Protectorate and the Kingdom of Buganda. This research insight offers practical benefits to those seeking to promote access to justice and human rights development in Mukono District. Such benefits speak to the potential vitality and relevance of colonial era customary codifications. Misgivings about the alien influences and exploitative purposes that distorted and corrupted colonial era codes do not warrant disregard of their active legacy within modern customary legal frameworks. The use of receptive research approaches such as those developed and modelled by Sally Falk Moore can help ensure the ongoing influence of colonial era codes are not hidden by contemporary orthodoxies and biases.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPER/PELJen_US
dc.subjectCustomary lawen_US
dc.subjectRecording customary lawen_US
dc.subjectColonial codificationen_US
dc.subjectColonialismen_US
dc.subjectPost colonialismen_US
dc.subjectSemi autonomous social fielden_US
dc.subjectLegal anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectLegal pluralismen_US
dc.subjectKabakaen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectBugandaen_US
dc.subjectBagandaen_US
dc.subjectMukono Districten_US
dc.titleThe resonance of colonial era customary codes in contemporary Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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