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Indigenous Peoples: legal resources: Customary Law

Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Law and Legal Traditions of Indigenous Peoples

Finding commentary

Customary Law has been the most usual term to designate the law/legal system of the indigenous peoples in English publications. However other synonyms (or near synonyms) you may encounter in your research include "folk law", “non-state law,” “indigenous law,” “people’s law,” “native law,” “primitive law,” “tribal law,” “traditional law,” and “chthonic law.”

In SOLO searches use these subject searches:

Customary law
Culture and law
Legal polycentricity
Sociological jurisprudence
Ethnological jurisprudence
Law, Primitive