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xxx, 348 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The Mahdist state
  • The Mahdi's legal methodology
  • The Mahdi's legislation.
"The Sudanese Mahdī headed a millenarian, revivalist, reformist movement in Islam, strongly inspired by Salafī and Ṣūfī ideas, in late 19th century in an attempt to restore the Caliphate of the Prophet and 'righteous caliphs' in Medina. As the 'Successor of the Prophet', the Mahdī was conceived of as the political head of the Islamic state and its supreme religious authority. On the basis of his legal opinions, decisions, proclamations and 'traditions' attributed to him, an attempt is made here to reconstruct his legal methodology, which consisted of the Qurʼān, the sunna, and the inspiration (ilhām) derived from the Prophet and God, as well as to examine its origins and its impact on Islamic legal doctrine. Also, to assess his 'legislation' as an instrument to promote his political, social and moralistic agenda."-- Back cover.
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xxii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Lawfare and warfare in Sudan
  • The colonial path to the rule of law, 1898-1956
  • Law in a state of crisis, 1956-1989
  • Authoritarian legal politics and Islamic law, 1989-2011
  • Law and civil society, 1956-2011
  • Humanitarian legal politics in an authoritarian state, 2005-2011
  • Reflections on legal politics
  • Appendix A: Methodological detail
  • Appendix B: Interview list.
How do a legal order and the rule of law develop in a war-torn state? Using his field research in Sudan, the author uncovers how colonial administrators, postcolonial governments and international aid agencies have used legal tools and resources to promote stability and their own visions of the rule of law amid political violence and war in Sudan. Tracing the dramatic development of three forms of legal politics - colonial, authoritarian and humanitarian - this book contributes to a growing body of scholarship on law in authoritarian regimes and on human rights and legal empowerment programs in the Global South. Refuting the conventional wisdom of a legal vacuum in failed states, this book reveals how law matters deeply even in the most extreme cases of states still fighting for political stability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107026070 20160612
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xvi, 311 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Lutz Oette
  • Law reform in times of peace processes and transitional justice : the Sudanese dimension / Lutz Oette
  • Criminal law reform and human rights in African and Muslim countries with particular reference to Sudan / Abdelsalam Hassan Abdelsalam and Amin M. Medani
  • A legacy of institutionalized repression : criminal law and justice in Sudan / Amin M. Medani
  • Challenging the ugly face of criminal laws in East Africa : repressive legislation and human rights in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania / Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi
  • At the state's mercy : arrest, detention and trials under Sudanese law / Nabil Adib
  • Some reflections on law reform pertaining to arrested, detained and accused persons in South Africa / P.J. Schwikkard
  • The prosecution of international crimes under Sudan's criminal and military laws : developments, gaps and limitations / Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker
  • The implementation of international criminal law in Arab states : the Jordanian experience / Ibrahim Aljazy
  • Lessons from a state of flux : the international justice laboratory of the Great Lakes Pact / Deirdre Clancy
  • Gendered justice : women and the application of penal laws in the Sudan / Asma Abdel Halim
  • Through the looking glass : the emergence, confused application and demise of Pakistan's Hudood rape laws / Sohail Akbar Warraich
  • Sexual violence and the law : comparative legislative experiences in selected Southern African countries / Rashida Manjoo, Gift Kweka and Suzzie Onyeka Ofuani
  • Future perspectives : debating criminal law reform and human rights in Sudan / Lutz Oette.
Sudan has been undergoing profound changes characterized by an uncertain transition from conflict to post-conflict society and the separation of the country in the midst of ongoing human rights concerns. This book examines the nature, policy aspects and interrelationship of Sudanese criminal law and law reform in this context, situating developments in the broader debate of international human rights, rule of law and transitional justice. For the first time, Sudanese, national, regional and international experts and practitioners are brought together to share experiences, combining a range of legal and policy perspectives. The book provides valuable lessons on how relevant standards and experiences can be used to inform criminal law reform in Sudan. It also considers what broader lessons can be drawn for reform initiatives in other societies facing similar challenges. This includes the type of violations that need to be addressed in reforms as a prerequisite for enhanced human rights protection, challenges experienced in this regard, and the contribution of civil society in this process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409431015 20160606
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viii, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Customary Law in Context 1. Introduction 2. Historical background: Law, war and identity 3. Customary law in its cultural context 4. Customary law and legal pluralism 5. Customary law, war and social transformation 6. The challenges of reform Part II: Substansive Examples of Customary Law 7. Introduction 8. Family law 9. Law of defamation 10. Law of property 11. Homicide and bodily injuries Part III: Voices for Customary Law 12. Introduction 13. Dr Peter Nyot Kok 14. Paul Myem Akec and John Luk 15. Attorney General Michael Makuei 16. Deputy Chief Justice, Bullen Pancol Awal 17. Tilar Deng 18. A group of Southern Sudanese judges and lawyers 19. Ambrose Riiny Thiik and Chan Reec Madut 20. Ali Osman Yassin 21. Dr Amin Mekki Medani and Omar El Farouk Shoumena.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780710313386 20160528
Sudan - where the world's longest civil war has been fought for 21 years - is now the proving ground for customary law. The educated elite, particularly in the Arabized, Islamicized North, see customary law as backwards and incapable of coping with modernity, but the reality is that most Sudanese in the South adhere to it. In the context of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) concluded in 2005 between the warring sides, customary law is being projected as a central element in the Southern identity for which the people fought and also as an important source of legislation, constitutionalism and the rule of law for the government of Southern Sudan.Although the shortcomings of customary law are recognised, it also enshrines the principles of universal human rights. Is it likely to finally bring peace to Sudan, what are the challenges that face those who want to turn aspirations into programs and strategies, and what implications does the Sudanese case have for other nations and groups? Written by the distinguished Sudanese jurist, scholar and diplomat Francis Deng, this important work is divided into two parts; the first defines customary law in context, and the second presents the views of leading legal and political figures on customary law and its place in the modern world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780710313386 20160528
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xxi, 173 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Customary law in general
  • Ethnic and historical background of the Dinka and Nuer
  • The sources of the Dinka and Nuer customary laws
  • The structure of Dinka and Nuer customary laws
  • Customary family law
  • Customary rules of property and legal obligations
  • Customary criminal law.
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xxv, 303 p. : map ; 24 cm.
The death toll resulting from all the armed conflicts in the Sudan, including south Sudan and Darfur, has far exceeded that of the victims of many recent conflicts combined together; more than those of Rwanda, Former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone and East Timor. Despite the tragic death toll, massive displacement, alleged genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Sudanese case has neither featured in the legal literature nor been mentioned in the practice of international Tribunals. This book aims to rectify this by focusing on the Sudans armed conflicts as a case study. Unlike the approach followed in the preponderant legal literature, which tends to focus on International Humanitarian Law as the only applicable regime in armed conflicts, this book brings on board Human Rights Law, which can be applied side by side with International Humanitarian Law. In this sense, it tries to build bridges between the two branches of international law. It focuses on the operation of both regi.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789050956819 20160527
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xiii, 552 p. ; 24 cm.
This comprehensive survey of the laws of Sudan provides the basis for an understanding of the legal framework that underpins the current problems with regard to the protection of human rights in the country. As such, it also provides the basis for addressing these problems and beginning the long and difficult process of restoring the rule of law and respect for universal human rights norms in Sudan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773469914 20160528
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xxi, 348 p. ; 25 cm.
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xvi, 320 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to Islamic law-- history of Islamic law in the Sudan-- structure and procedures of the Islamic courts-- the status of women in Islamic law-- Islamic marriage in the Sudan-- the law of divorce in practice-- the maintenance of women, custody and support of children-- the transference of wealth and property-- movements for reform or restoration of the Shari'a in the Sudan-- recent developments. Appendices: the scholarly sources-- judicial circulars of the Sudan Shari'a courts-- chronological list of Sudanese Grand Qadis-- glossary of Shari'a legal terms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714632803 20160527
This work studies not only the philosophical and religious underpinnings of Sharia law, but case material and legal statistics to analyse its application in the area of personal status law in the Sudan. It stresses marriage, divorce, child custody, women's status and social movements for change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714632803 20160527
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iv, 47 p. ; 28 cm.
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75 leaves ; 28 cm.
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xvii, 330 p. ; 21 cm.
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xlviii, 486 p. ; 22 cm.
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xv, 272 p. 23 cm.
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92 p. 23 cm.
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v. 25 cm.
  • v. 1. 1900-1931--v. 2. 1932-1940.
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