Local Customary Law (Declaration) (No. 4) Order (G.N. No. 436/1963). | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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January 1963
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LEX-FAOC179737
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This Notice contains in its Schedules declared customary law on guardianship, inheritance and wills. As to guardianship of women and children, certain powers and restrictions are placed un guardians regarding agricultural crops and livestock. A guardian is forbidden from selling land or permanent crops which are under his protection. As for inheritance, women are allowed to inherit except clan land. They can use clan land without selling it during their lifetime. But if there are no men in that clan, a woman can inherit this land completely.

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