Reconciling Living Customary Law and Democratic Decentralisation to Ensure Women’s Land Rights Security

November 2010
Sindiso Mnisi (PLAAS Policy Brief 32)

Argues that decentralisation holds much potential for lively, participatory democratic lawmaking and enforcement through which rural women can gain greater power and secure more rights. Essential that all decentralisation policy be guided by constitutional principles. Explores the guiding principles necessary to safeguard democratic decentralisation.