The Kanun is a set of traditional Albanian laws. The Kanun was primarily oral and only in the 20th century was it published in writing. There is only one Kanun. The sources of the customary law of the Albanians are: Kanuni i Skënderbeut, Kanuni i Malsisë së Madhe, Kanuni i Labërisë, Kanuni i Lekë. Kanuni i Lekë Dukagjinit Diftojsi nga A. SHTJEFEN KONST. GJEÇOV, O.F.M. · Parathâne – →. Parathâne – · 1. Kisha · 2. Familja · 3. Martesa.

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While the German criminal jurisdiction developed from customary law to the positive right, which is Albanian customary law, today still, remained alive in north Albania parallel with the Albanian positive right as for instance the blood revenge. An appointment against the judgements of the oldest ones was followed only in exceptional cases; it could not be raised on the part of the parties. The experienced men were dulagjinit mediators. The nature of the blood revenge existed therein that one had the right to revenge for the death of own blood relatives.

Retrieved 5 February dukkagjinit If a thief stole a cow, the owner had the right to take it back, where always it was found, also when someone the stolen cow bought. If an old resolution concerned a whole village or a trunk, the individual people judges oldest ones did not have the right to take the thing into the hand.


But if it was noticed that a woman was raped, the rapist was pursued and punished. The involved ones soaked mutually their blood. The processing of the Kanun exhibits heavy errors. With respect to the person one differentiated between this and their accessories.

Background of the north Albanian way of life, in: Further literature — Benussi, Zef: The Crescent and the Eagle: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The kinds of the punishment into the Albanian customary law were: The German criminal jurisdiction and the Albanian customary law The history of the German criminal jurisdiction contains some common elements with the Albanian customary law in addition, very large differences. The text of the Kanuni, often contested and with many different interpretations which significantly evolved since 15th century, was only named after Dukagjini.

The robbery by open force was understood as injury of the honor. Former communist leader of Albania Enver Hoxha effectively stopped the practice of Kanun with hard repression and a very strong state police. For other uses, see Qanun. The Albanian customary law knew two kinds of the Councils of Elders.

For the robbed honor there was no penalty. The revenge and feud, which similarities with those rules in the Kanun, were present also in the Germanic time.

Oraovac, Albansko pitanje i srpsko pravo, Beograd,p. An injury of the honor by weapon robbery was in two different kinds: Dukagjini continued to fight with limited success against the Ottoman Empire, carrying on as the leader of the Albanian resistance after the death of Skanderbeguntil Historical Dictionary Of Kosovo.


Albanian writer Ismail Kadare evokes the Kanun several times in his books and has it as the main theme in his novel Broken April.

The criminal law in the “Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini”

We will illustrate this distinction in two examples:. Under advice of the oldest ones all fell, i.

Six later variations eventually evolved:. The blood revenge is an aspect of a comprehensive juridical system, the customary law. Introduction The Albanian expression for the customary law of the Albanians is Kanun. Intentional were the cases if someone directed deliberately the weapon against another and wounded it.

The criminal law in the “Kanun of Lekë Dukagjini” |

And body-met, kinds of dykagjinit detention as in the German criminal jurisdiction and torture do not occur, because they would not be compatible with honour of the adults men. After an execution of the blood revenge the author dorasi had to inform even the public and the family of the victim that he practiced blood revenge. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.