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Xeer: Somalia's polycentric legal system

http://en.wikipedia.org

"Xeer, is the polycentric legal system of Somalia. Under this system, elders serve as judges and help mediate cases using precedents. It is a good example of how customary law works within a stateless society and is a fair approximation of what is thought of as natural law. Several scholars have noted that even though Xeer may be centuries old, it has the potential to serve as the legal system of a modern, well-functioning economy."

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Created by George.Safford.... 3 years 32 weeks ago
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