Anthony Diala

University of the Western Cape

Private Bag X17 Bellville

Cape Town, Western Cape 7535

South Africa

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

The Concept of Living Customary Law: A Critique

(2017) 49(2) Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law pp. 143-165
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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living customary law, legal pluralism, positivism, Nigeria, South Africa

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The Dawn of Constitutionalism in Nigeria

Mbondenyi, M. K., and Ojienda T. (eds.) Constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa (Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press, 2013) pp. 135-160
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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constitutionalism, democracy, good governance, human rights, Nigeria

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Realising the Right to Adequate Housing in Nigeria

(2012) 2 Madonna University Law Journal pp. 155-173.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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adequate housing, socio-economic rights, non-justiciability, Nigeria

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Reform of the Customary Law of Inheritance in Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa

(2014) 14(2) African Human Rights Law Journal pp. 633-654
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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Customary law reform, succession, best interests of dependants

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Rethinking the Interface Between Customary Law and Constitutionalism in Sub-Saharan Africa

(2019) 52 De Jure Law Journal pp. 189-206
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Anthony Diala and Beth Kangwa
University of the Western Cape and University of the Western Cape
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Constitutionalism, African customary law, indigenous law, legal integration

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Our Laws Are Better Than Yours: The Future of Legal Pluralism in South Africa

(2019) 26 Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado pp. 1-23
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Feb 2020
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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adaptive legal pluralism, indigenous African law, customary law, South Africa

7.

The Arab Uprising: Implications for Self-Determination and Good Governance in the African Union

(2012) 1 Pan African Yearbook of Law pp. 19-30
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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self-determination, good governance, Arab Spring, human rights, struggle approach, African Union

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Silences in Marriage Laws in Commonwealth Africa: Women's Position in Polygynous Customary Marriages

(2018) 32(1) Speculum Juris pp. 18-32
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Aug 2019
Sonya Cotton and Anthony Diala
Peking University, Yenching Academy, Students and University of the Western Cape
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Legal Feasibility of a Lawsuit Against the United Nations

(2014) 3 Madonna University Law Journal pp. 158-171.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
L.J. Udofia and Anthony Diala
Independent and University of the Western Cape
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universal jurisdiction, legal liability, Rwandan genocide, criminal omissions, article 24, United Nations Charter

10.

Curriculum Decolonisation and Revisionist Pedagogy of African Customary Law

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 22, 2019
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Nov 2019
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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academic literacy, student protests, African customary law, pedagogy, curriculum, decolonisation

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A Critique of the Judicial Attitude Towards Matrimonial Property Rights Under Customary Law in Nigeria's Southern States

18(1) African Human Rights Law Journal pp. 100-122 (2018)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2018
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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customary law; matrimonial property rights; Southern Nigeria; Bill of Rights

12.

Lessons from South Africa in Judicial Power and Minority Protection

(2011) 1 Madonna University Law Journal pp. 164-187.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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judicial activism, minority protection, seperation of powers, South Africa, Nigeria

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Legal Pluralism and Social Change: Insights from Matrimonial Property Rights in Nigeria

in C. Rautenbach (ed.) In the shade of an African Baobab: Tom Bennett's Legacy (JUTA & Co. 2018) pp. 155-174
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2019
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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Legal pluralism, social change, matrimonial property rights, customary law, Nigeria

14.

Courts and Transformative Constitutionalism: Insights From South Africa

in SM Sterett and L Walker (eds.) Research Handbook on Law and Courts (Edward Elgar Publishing) pp. 95-104 (2019)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Jan 2020
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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transformative constitutionalism, judicial review, separation of powers, executive agencies

15.

Victims’ Justice and Re-Characterising Facts in the Lubanga Trial at the ICC

(2010-2011) 7 (1) Eyes on the ICC Journal 59-84.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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Substantive justice, Thomas Lubanga, re-characterization debate, victims’ justice, ICC

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A Butterfly That Thinks Itself a Bird: The Identity of Customary Courts in Nigeria

(2019) 51(3) Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law pp. 381-405
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Feb 2020
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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Indigenous African law identity, customary law, adaptive legal pluralism, Nigeria

Peacebuilding and the Interface of State Law and Indigenous Market Laws in Southern Nigeria

Journal of African Law, 64(1), 2019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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Bottom-Up Peace-building, State Law, Indigenous Market Laws, Legal Pluralism, Nigeria

Peacebuilding and the Interface of State Law and Indigenous Market Laws in Southern Nigeria

(2019) 64(1) Journal of African Law
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Jan 2020
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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bottom-up peacebuilding, state law, indigenous market laws, legal pluralism, Nigeria

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The Shadow of Legal Pluralism in Matrimonial Property Division Outside the Courts in Southern Nigeria

(2018) 18(2) African Human Rights Law Journal pp. 706-731
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2019
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape
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Legal pluralism; living customary law divorce; matrimonial property; Social Welfare Department; Nigeria

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Roundtable: The Mass Media and Development in Nigeria: Communications Technologies and Social Media Advancement in Business and Politics

ASA 2018 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Abosede George, Sussie Okoro and Anthony Diala
Columbia University - Barnard College, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of the Western Cape

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The Elders' Viewpoint: Shifting Perceptions of Matrimonial Property Rights in Southern Nigeria

ASA 2018 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape

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21.

Child Marriage, Bridewealth, and Legal Pluralism in Africa

(with JC Diala) ‘Child marriage, bridewealth, and legal pluralism in Africa’ (2017) 4(2) Journal of Comparative Law in Africa
Posted: 06 Nov 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape

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Child marriage, bridewealth, legal pluralism, Nigeria, southern Africa

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Judicial Recognition of Living Customary Law in the Context of Women's Matrimonial Property Rights in South-East Nigeria

(2016) Ph.D Dissertation, University of Cape Town
Posted: 30 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape

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Judicial recognition, living customary law, matrimonial property rights, Nigeria

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What Is Living Customary Law?

(1-3 December 2016) African Studies Association 59th Annual Meeting, “Imagining Africa at the Centre: Bridging Scholarship, Policy and Representation in African Studies” Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, United States of America
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2017
Anthony Diala
University of the Western Cape

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