The Limits of Legal Intervention in Customary Practices: Understanding the Unpopularity of Ghana’s PNDC Law 111 on Intestate Succession among the Anlo and Asante
作者: Victor Selorme GEDZI
刊名: Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development (JPAID), 2014, Vol.5 (1), pp.99-125
来源数据库: Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development
关键词: Customary LawWomen’s RightsLegal PluralismIntergenerational Transmission of PovertyAfricaWidowsInheritance
原始语种摘要: This study analyzes the level of popularity among the Anlo and the Asante in Ghana of PNDC Law 111 on intestate inheritance. Reasons for the promulgation of Law 111 include the removal of laws that discriminate against women and children, determination of intestacy and substitution for legal practices on inheritance after death, and provision of a uniform intestate inheritance law that is nationally applicable. The research uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The research finds that a lack of education, awareness of the law, rights-consciousness, financial resources and enforcement of the law provides only a partial explanation of the unpopularity of PNDC Law 111. More important is that certain contextual realities confronting the Anlo and the Asante were not adequately...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • intestate 无遗嘱死者
  • among 在当中
  • promulgation 传播
  • provision 供应品
  • research 
  • intestacy 无遗嘱
  • resources 资源
  • explanation 说明
  • observance 观察
  • cultural 文化的