1st Edition

Customary Law of the Haya Tribe Tanganyika Territory

By Hans Cory, M. M. Hartnoll Copyright 1945
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Originally published in 1945, this book was written at a time when an increasing European influence was affecting customary law in what was Tanganyika and this volume records different aspects of customary law such as inheritance, matrimony, divorce, property and the courts. Tribal structure in Uhaya is also discussed and a list of clans provided.

    Part 1: Inheritance 1. The Heirs

    2. Heirs of Women

    3. Right of Bakama to Change Heirs

    4. Wills

    5. Obuchweke

    6. Divison of Property

    7. Gifts

    8. Status of Children

    9. Administrator

    10. Executor

    11. Guardianship

    12. Maintenance of Dependents

    Part 2: Brideprice 13. Methods of Payment

    14. Receiving the Brideprice

    15. Distribution of Brideprice

    16. Reimbusement of Brideprice

    17. Brideprice Paid in Cattle

    18. Brideprice Paid with Goats

    19. The Ritual Goat

    20. Brideprice for Descendents of Ex-Slaves

    Part 3: Marriage 21. General Rules

    22. Forms of Marriage

    23. Seduction

    24. Re-Marriage

    25. Legality of Marriage

    26. Christian Marriages

    27. Restriction Relating to Marriage

    28. Consequences of Transgression

    Part 4: Divorce

    29. General Procedure

    30. Recognised Grounds for Divorce

    31. Legal Effects of Divorce

    32. Time From Which Divorce Takes Effect

    Part 5: Law of Property

    33. Real Property: General Rules

    34. Public Tenure

    35. Individual Tenure

    36. Family Tenure

    37. Communal Tenure

    38. Squatter Tenure

    39. Forests

    40. Land Held by Virtue of Office

    41. Trees Dedicated to Spirits

    42. Water Rights

    43. Rights of Way

    44. Public Fuel Rights

    45. Right to Cut Grass

    46. Right to Collect Stones

    47. Cattle Law

    48. Law for Sheep and Goats

    49. Fishing in Lake Victoria Nyanza

    50. Sale

    51. Loan

    52. Pledge

    53. Goods Deposited for Safe Keeping

    Part 6: Courts

    54. Court of Village Elders

    55. Council of Village Elders

    56. Court of Clan Elders

    57. Chief's Private Court

    58. Court of Cattle Owners

    59. Court of Fishermen

    60. Legal Procedure in Pre-European Times.