Xeer


Xeer

Xeer (pronounced like "hair" with a long "h") is the legal system of Somalia. It is believed to pre-date Islam, although it was influenced by Islam and retains many of its conservative elements. Under this system, elders serve as mediators and help settle cases using precedents. [ [http://www.legalaffairs.org/issues/September-October-2005/scene_lombard_sepoct05.msp Legal Affairs ] ]

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