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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Non-State Justice Systems

Siddharth Peter de Souza

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2021

Subject(s):
Constitutions and international law — Supraconstitutional authority — Constitutional processes — Quasi-judicial bodies — Supranational constitutional courts — Jurisdiction — Customary international law — Decisions of international courts — International organizations

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Understanding non-state justice systems requires exploring both the plural legal orders within which they operate and understanding the role of the state in the administration of justice. This entry has four sections. In the first it examines the evolution, recognition, and definitions of non-state justice systems within the domain of legal pluralism. The second looks at how these systems are organized and the relation between such systems and the state. The third section explores how these systems manifest in constitutional provisions, and the final section...
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