While Family law in Benin is governed by the 2004 Code of Persons and Family. In practice, although customary law is no longer recognized by the courts, women continue to be subject to the Coutumier du Dahomey. The Coutumier du Dahomey is a collection of customs and rules codified in 1931 when Benin was a French colony known as French Dahomey.
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Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesAugust, 1931Benin
Library ResourceLegislationAugust, 1931Sierra Leone
This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the vesting in the Crown, development or alienation of reclaimed lands on the foreshore of Sierra Leone. Reclaimed lands are lands that were formerly part of the sea.