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The research of Muluberhan Hagos compares the customary laws of ethnic groups in Eritrea and the modern laws of the country, with a focus on the legal issues in society that emerge, understood from a gender perspective. These issues include the laws of person and gender, abortion, family law, succession and property, the law of contracts and criminal and civil liabilities in gender-related offences. Muluberhan Hagos treats customary law as a system that is dynamic and alive and responds to community matters. It is an excellent and detailed study on the relevance of customary law today. The book, which is part of the GAIC Network and African studies series published with Langaa, makes an important contribution to the literature on legal studies, African studies, social protection and governance.