It is the purpose of this paper to examine various recent developments in the law relating to marriage and, thereby, to attempt to ascertain whether the legal nature of marriage has changed or is changing.
This article is devoted to preventive detention law in Zambia, an African member of the Commonwealth. It attempts to examine the nature and scope of the executive discretion vested in the detaining authority, viz, the President, and the scope of its control - both judicial and extra-judicial.
The writer submits that the concept of strict products liability as it is known today is not foreign to Roman-Dutch law. Remedial actions for damages caused by defectively manufactured goods were duly recognised more than three centuries ago by the classical French and Roman-Dutch law writers of the day.
It seems clear that there will be a departure from the pure Mangroo decision relating to a presumption of fault liability restricted to situations where the loss is caused by the act of the thing alone. The moves suggested in Emamally and Coonjab are certainly within the Mauritius tradition and yet would provide a better protection for victims of road accidents. The move hinted at in the Bata Shoe Company case is however a move away from the Mauritius tradition and a simple acceptance of what the French courts are doing.
Labour law has been defined by Piron as "that part of the positive law which regulates the industrial and collective labour relationships in the private sector, between an employer and his workers, workers and their fellow workers and the workers and employers and the state". The purpose of this article is to examine both the viability of Piron's definition and, at the same time, the validity of defining the function of labour as the preservation and promotion of industrial peace.