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'Big Love?' The Recognition of Customary Marriages in South Africa


Penelope Andrews


Albany Law School


Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 4, 2007

Abstract:     
This Comment contextualizes the issue of polygamous marriages within the South African constitutional paradigm, one committed unequivocally to the principle of equality. This Comment analyzes how South African law, European in origin, had to incorporate the laws and institutions of indigenous communities within the national legal framework, as part of the overall transformative legal project underway in the country since 1994. By focusing on the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, this Comment examines such incorporation, while questioning its effect on the overall project of constitutionalism, human rights, and equality.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional Law

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K40, K33, K39

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Date posted: May 19, 2008  

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Andrews, Penelope, 'Big Love?' The Recognition of Customary Marriages in South Africa. Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 4, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1134001

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Penelope Andrews (Contact Author)
Albany Law School ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States
518-445-2321 (Phone)
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