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Vernacular law and the future of human rights in Namibia

Gordon, Robert J.

Vernacular law and the future of human rights in Namibia

by Gordon, Robert J.

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Published by Namibian Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia.
    • Subjects:
    • Customary law -- Namibia.,
    • Human rights -- Namibia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robert J. Gordon.
      SeriesNISER discussion paper ;, no. 11
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKSY449.3 .G67 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination35 leaves ;
      Number of Pages35
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1392801M
      LC Control Number92983145

      Namibia Human Rights. Namibia held democratic elections November 27th & 28th, in which President Hifikepunye Phamba was re-elected and the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) held onto the majority in parliament. Namibia will hold a general election in November rights and the rule of law in Namibia in Windhoek from Wednesday. Opening the meeting, Chief Justice Peter Shivute told his fellow judicial officers: "It is generally accepted that in a democracy.

      The common law of England. The essence of English common law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts, applying legal precedent to the facts before them. A decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the highest civil appeal court of the United Kingdom, is binding on every other court. In Africa, the idea of human rights is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Contributing to the establishment of human rights system in Africa are the United Nations, international law and the African Union which have positively influenced the betterment of the human rights situation in the continent. However, extensive human rights abuses still occur in many sections of the continent.

      Human Rights Law. words (10 pages) Essay in Human Rights. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the Human Rights Act. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interferences by public authorities regardless of any frontiers. the material. Packed with black letter law, statutory material, court cases, ethical rules, evidence rules, civil and criminal procedure rules, and dozens of law school and bar exam tips, this book is a must-read for any law student, pre-law or related undergraduate degree candidate, paralegal student, or .


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