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Why access to African law matters In most African countries, there is no free source of high quality, up-to-date legislation. Millions of Africans do not have access to the laws that govern them. Access to the law supports human …

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The Free Access to Law Movement is an international voluntary association whose members provide and support free access to legal information.. We’re excited to announce that Laws.Africa is a member of FALM as of March 2021, and we support the Declaration on Free Access to Law.. We look forward to collaborating and sharing expertise with FALM members, …

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At Africa Laws we provide free access to a wide range of legal resources Laws, Codes, Regulations for all 54 african countries as well as for regional african unions such as CEMAC ,UEMOA, and OHADA. In addition we issue articles on Africa's latest legal news

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Laws.Africa partnered with the Uganda Judiciary's ULII to digitise and update the Laws of Uganda. The result is a selection of 98 Acts and 8 Statutory Instruments that are now up-to-date and available, for free, at www.ulii.org. Using Akoma Ntoso with African legal materials 18 Jun 2021 by Edith V

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Laws.Africa’s mission is to enable African governments to sustainably provide free access to reliable digital laws in a way that is user-friendly, accessible, educational and re-usable. This empowers individuals, communities, government, businesses and innovators in support of our vision of an Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the …

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In the last week of February 2019, the team from Kenya Law visited AfricanLII and Laws.Africa in Cape Town and we spent a week exploring how Kenya Law can use Indigo to manage and consolidate Kenyan legislation.. Kenya Law, or the National Council for Law Reporting to use its formal name, is a semi-autonomous state corporation and is the official …

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The laws and legal systems of Africa have developed from three distinct legal traditions: traditional or customary African law, Islamic law, and the legal systems of Western Europe. In many cases European or Islamic legal traditions have replaced or significantly modified traditional African ones. Even so, customary law still exerts a strong influence in some areas of African …

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Centurion Law Group compiles an extensive list of the Top 5 Legal Regimes for Doing Business in Africa. As 2018 launches on improved commodity prices and a sense of overall market stability, Centurion Law Group has compiled an extensive list of the Top 5 Legal Regimes for Doing Business in Africa.

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This means that you are free to copy and share them. If you share a PDF, please provide attribution to us. You can use this sentence: “Legislation provided by Laws.Africa and contributors.” Why do you encourage sharing? The law works best when everyone knows what it is. It should be freely available to all.

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2013 - OpenBylaws.org.za launches to make by-laws easier to find, read and share. Jan 2015 - Indigo Trust awards a grant to AfricanLII to build a legislation consolidation platform. Sep 2015 - OpenBylaws.org.za moves to the Indigo Platform. Nov 2018 - Laws.Africa founded as a non-profit organisation.

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Violating this during any time at any location would result in a hefty fine of almost US$300. Moreover, no matter how agitated you get at drivers or animals, it is illegal for you to swear or flip the bird whilst on Kenyan roads. 14. Regulation on (Non-Existent) Bears Via timedotcom.files.wordpress.com

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Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018. This guide covers the following topics: Amendment of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, Amendment of the Archives Act 1983, Amendment of the Bankruptcy Act 1966, Amendment of the Domicile Act 1982, Amendment of the Evidence Act 1995, Amendment of the Family Law Act 1975, Amendment of the Marriage …

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Contribute to laws-africa/laws-africa.github.io development by creating an account on GitHub.

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Africa's fifty-six sovereign states range widely in their history and structure, and their laws are variously defined by customary law, religious law, common law, Western civil law, other legal traditions, and combinations thereof.. Prior to the colonial era in the nineteenth century, Africa's legal system was dominated by the traditional laws of the native people.

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The African Human Rights Law Reports contains legal decisions of relevance to human rights law in Africa. These include selected domestic decisions from the whole continent, as well as the decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations treaty bodies, dealing with African countries. The Reports are fully indexed, to …

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Legal certainty demands that public information is accessible, authoritative and available for verification. The Government Gazette is the official government publication for disseminating legislation, rules and other legal information. In African countries, the Gazette is often very difficult to find, and is generally only available in paper format and at a price. We created

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Comparative Law in a Global Context - March 2006

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The law in Africa is multifaceted, defined by a combination of customary, religious, common and western civil law and legal traditions .Comprising of fifty-six nations, the African continent is the second largest in the world and is home to a diversity of legal practices, unique with their cultural and historical influences.

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South Africa’s bear laws will remain one of most bizarre mysteries of mankind. 13. Naming Restrictions The right to naming babies or objects is restricted in many African countries. In North America and the majority of the world, you are free to name your children anything you like, so long as it isn’t offensive or politically incorrect.

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Law of South Africa. South Africa has a 'hybrid' or 'mixed' legal system, formed by the interweaving of a number of distinct legal traditions: a civil law system inherited from the Dutch, a common law system inherited from the British, and a customary law system inherited from indigenous Africans (often termed African Customary Law, ...

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Its recognition does not affect the general position of South African law as the common law of southern Africa, outside Angola and Mozambique.

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