The Resurgence and Expansion of Tanganyika’s Judiciary, 1945–1958

  • Ellen R. Feingold
Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)


This chapter explores post-war changes to the judiciary and structure of the court systems inside and outside of Tanganyika that enhanced the jurisdiction and stature of the colonial judiciary. The size and geographic reach of the professional judiciary expanded and the administration took the first steps towards integrating the dual court systems, giving colonial judges a role in deciding appeals from Native Courts. This chapter asserts that as the movement for independence in Tanganyika developed in the late 1950s, the administration turned to the judiciary for help in containing political activity and attempted to use the High Court and its judges to reframe the legacy of British colonial rule of the territory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen R. Feingold
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  1. 1.Georgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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