Provision of Justice & Equity in Francophone Africa by Changing the Law and the Courts

Posted: 30 Jul 2004

Date Written: July 27, 2004

Abstract

Justice is not served in Francophone African courts as it should, despite increased attention from governments and donors. Dismal budgetary allocations (0.7% of GDP) are a cause, but not the reason. The reason is the detachment of justice from the ethical values of the people. Law is not like a manual for a tool, but the essence of a specific culture. Rehabilitation of the sector might be achieved through the linkage of traditional and modern law. Women lawyer associations would become champions of change of both legal systems alike, through the catalyst of implementing equal rights for women.

Keywords: Justice, Courts, Values, Culture, Tradtional law, Judicial inspection, Ohada, Uniform acts

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Wabnitz, Hans-Werner, Provision of Justice & Equity in Francophone Africa by Changing the Law and the Courts (July 27, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=570702

Hans-Werner Wabnitz (Contact Author)

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