Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Le droit local à Mayotte : une imposture ?

Abstract : In 1999, Mayotte, a French island in the Comoro archipelago northwest of Madagascar, voted in favor of becoming a French overseas "department," even though few inhabitants opted for French civil law. Between 2003 and 2010, the local civil law was transformed albeit protected by the Constitution. Envisioned for quite some time, the reforms are similar to those adopted by several Muslim countries, although the method might be criticized. The population felt cheated by the suppression of this element of their culture. This article examines whether local civil law disappeared from Mayotte and if the population was deceived, or if a local definition still exists.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [29 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00864329
Contributor : Sophie Blanchy Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:02:23 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:16:23 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 4:29:38 AM

File

DroitLocalMayotte_V_auteurs.pd...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-00864329, version 1

Citation

Sophie Blanchy, Yves Moatty. Le droit local à Mayotte : une imposture ?. Droit et Société, Librairie générale de droit et de jurisprudence : Lextenso éditions/L.G.D.J., 2012, 1 (80), pp.117-139. ⟨halshs-00864329⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

517

Files downloads

2956