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South Sudanese Dinka Customary Law in Comparison with Australian Family Law: Legal Implications for Dinka Families

  title={South Sudanese Dinka Customary Law in Comparison with Australian Family Law: Legal Implications for Dinka Families},
  author={Buol Juuk},
  journal={The Australasian review of African studies},
  • Buol Juuk
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • The Australasian review of African studies
Customary laws are considered to be social norms that have become recognised through a shared understanding of rights and obligations. Essentially, these laws are not recognised by a legal body but rather are constructed informally, through customary practice. Therefore, their implications are not constitutionalised but are instead imposed through loss of reputation and status, rather than by virtue of fundamental requirements of the law. In South Sudan, marriage, divorce and child custody are… Expand
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