The Ancient Customs of Reconciliation Today
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200321.093How to use a DOI?
- ancient customs, criminal liability, South Africa, law of South Africa
In our time, the majority of lawyers consider criminal liability as the only method of legal regulation. However, there are a number of regions where criminal law and ancient customs of reconciliation apply concurrently. For instance, the custom of reconciliation of Blood relatives in the Caucasus region or a custom by the gypsies who resort to tribal courts in order to resolve disputes are still relevant in modernity. In addition, in South Africa several traditional indigenous customs are still adhered to whilst western law is used to regulate these customs. Panel questions to discuss: Why are ancient customs still in use? Should we restrict the application of old customs? Is it possible to introduce alternatives to traditional criminal justice?
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TY - CONF AU - Bezuidenhout Christiaan PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/24 TI - The Ancient Customs of Reconciliation Today BT - Proceedings of the XVII International Research-to-Practice Conference dedicated to the memory of M.I. Kovalyov (ICK 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 103 EP - 108 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200321.093 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200321.093 ID - Christiaan2020 ER -