2016 | Diciembre 8
Interference with the traditional system of justice, which worked well within the context of its area of jurisdiction, created a monster that we are yet to slay.
Before European imperialists established and colonised African territories, African traditional communities’ fora of justice were at family, shrines, churches and mosques.
African traditional communities also used other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms that included reconciliation, mediation and arbitration.
On the other hand, European settlers believed that English law was the culmination of centuries of evolution and was unsurpassed for its justice and logic.