CUSTOMARY LAW ARBITRATION AND IGBO METAPHYSICS IN PROVIDING A PEACEFUL PLANET

E. N. Mgbemena

Abstract


Custom is the culture, belief, arts, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group of people. It is also music, literature, thought as a group[1]. The social organization of a particular country or group of people is regulated by certain rules or regulations. In all human interactions, there must be conflicts associated with it and these differences are best settled or resolved through arbitration in a judicial manner which affords peace to planet. The resolution of these differences between the parties could be achieved by these parties agreeing and consenting to and submitting to arbitration before the elders and the chiefs of the town or village. Igbo Metaphysics is an anthrop of the Igbo's and their culture, which is the sum total of the attainments and the activities of any specific period, race or people including their implements, handicrafts, language and story. Metaphysics is the systematic study or sciences of the first principles of being and of knowledge, the doctrine of the essential nature and fundamental relations of all that is real[2]. Metaphysics is also a branch of philosophy that deals with nature of existence, truth and knowledge[3].

[1] Oxfords Advanced Learner's Dictionary, International Student's Edition, Oxford University Press,  Eighth e d, 2010 , p.157. 

[2] The New International Webster's Comprehensive Dictionary, Encyclopedic Edition, Trident Press  International.p.800.

[3] Oxfords Advanced Learner's Dictionary, International Student's Edition, Oxford University Press,  Eighth e d 2010, p.931. 


Keywords


Custom, Peace, Igbo Metaphysics, Culture and Customary Law Arbitration.

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