Crime and Punishment around the World, Volume 1: Africa and by Graeme R. Newman

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5 of 1998 reads: “Any person who has unlawful carnal knowledge of another person, or who causes the penetration of a sexual organ or instrument, of whatever nature, into the person of another for the purpose of his own sexual gratification, or who causes the penetration of another person’s sexual organ into his or her person, without the consent of such person, or with such person’s consent if the consent is obtained by force . . ” 2. Defilement: Rape of a person under the age of 16. 3. Economic crime: Bribery, conflict of interest, diversion of public revenue, and possession of unexplained income.

As a result, the people seek to resolve their conflicts through the African indigenous justice institutions and may out of frustration resort to lynching and vigilante justice. The legal system of Benin is based on both the French civil law system and African customary law. Consistent with the constitutional provision, there is a clear division of power among the branches of government. Thus, the judiciary acts independently of the executive branch. The Benin court system operates at both the national and provincial levels.

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