Omparative Law in a Global development Context

Theme: Comparative legal methods of Dispute Settlement

Preamble:
Consider very carefully the interview with author and adventurer Jay Griffiths (The Metro, 17.7.2007), the DVDs i??Bamakoi?? (DVD 04263), i??Sisters in Lawi?? (On Stream), i??Inside a Sharia Courti?? (On Stream), i??Husband & Wifei?? (On Stream), and the chapter i??Beyond Europei?? by Werner Menski (in Orucu and Nelken, 2007).

Task:
Critically discuss with examples the following assertion:

i??Non-European informal methods of dispute settlement might resemble healing rituals rather than legal processes, but they are just as powerful as formal legal mechanismsi??.
(Menski, in Orucu and Nelken, 2007:213)

NB: The interview is provided with this assignment. The chapter can be in the Library in Orucu, E. and Nelken, D (ed.) (2007) Comparative Law: A Handbook. Oxford: Hart Publishing. (340.2 COM ). All the documentaries for this assignment are available either in the Universityi??s Audio-Visual Library where they can be viewed in-house on the 3rd floor, or on Stream, where they can be viewed off campus.