The tradition of the sworn virgin can be traced to the kanun of leke dukagjini, a code of conduct passed on orally among the clans of northern albania for more than 500 years. Qanun or kanun may refer to: qanun (law): laws promulgated by muslim sovereigns, in particular the ottoman sultans, in contrast to shari'a, the body of law elaborated by muslim jurists qanun (instrument), a large zither played in and around the middle east kanun (albania), the traditional clan law of albania. Vacuum of power since collapse of communism leads to resurgence in traditional kanun law of an eye for an eye close skip to main content ancient blood feuds cast long shadow over hopes for a modern albania everything has changed in albania since the end of the communist regime. In the north there are frequent cases of blood revenge killings occur in the name of the kanun, the traditional law, which in fact is not observed and women are targets too marjola rukaj explains why the kanun, tradition, and lek dukagjini are not the main causes of the problem, but its symptoms. Kanun, the albanian unwritten law • the family is the key component of albania's social structure and whole kanun regulates the relations both between families and clans but also between the members of the family • marriage symbolizes the birth and the continuation of the. Albania is an intriguing country it is one of the few countries in europe with a muslim majority, having spent almost five centuries under ottoman rule. The kanun or formally the kanuni i lekë dukagjinit (english: the code of lekë dukagjini)  is a set of laws developed by lekë dukagjini and used mostly in northern albania and kosovo from the 15th century until the 20th century and revived recently after the fall of the communist regime in the early 1990s.
Three years ago beta's brother killed another boy in her village in northern albania, triggering a blood vendetta against her family while her brother was sent to prison by the albanian courts, the threat of revenge against the family remains due to widespread adherence to a 15th-century code known as the kanun. Replenish rock band see evils of human trafficking in albania inspire magazine , still followed the traditional code--the kanun--under which, according to some interpretations, women are considered to be, and were treated as, chattel. Issue paper albania blood feuds may 2008 disclaimer this document was prepared by the research directorate of the immigration and refugee board of in chapter 19 of the kanun, articles 698 to 703 differentiate between the father's and. The journal of legal pluralism and unofficial law volume 46, 2014 - issue 2 submit an article journal homepage 188 views 1 crossref citations altmetric according to the old kanun of the mountains of albania.
Practically ex-lex regions of northern albania customary law is however not only characteristic of albanian culture main meaning of the kanun on albanian language is the customary law 5 although albania and albanians living on balkans have gone through. This article is the first in a series of three covering human trafficking in albania in the context of centuries-old social it also touches on the particular sections of the kanun, albania's social doctrine thought by some to be relevant or even contributory to human trafficking in the. 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 since the ancient times commonly referred to the kanun of leke from which six later variations eventually evolved, categorized according to the area, the personality and their time of.
Albanian muslims saved some 2,000 jews in world war 2, due to their social code for visitors in their home called besa this concept of besa has given albania the rights to the next stephen spielberg holocaust movie, in which to once again rub christian noses in the mud, , but this time to help cement former historic ties between jews and muslims. Albania: the dark shadow of the kanun rules call for reconciliation, he adds, criticising its misrepresentation in fact, the kanun offers three ways to avenge murder: by paying money to the family of the deceased, by securing the forgiveness of the church or by killing the murderer. 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 since ancient times commonly referred to as the kanun of leke, from which six later variations eventually evolved, categorized according to the area, the personality and their time.
Code of leke dukagjini /kanun i leke dukagjinit author: raymond hutchins the code of leke dukajini was a body of customary law by which the northern clans of albania were ruled from about the 15th up to the beginning of the 20th century, or even later.
The kanun of skanderbeg is the closest in similarity with the kanun of lekë dukagjini, and the latter is usually the most known and is also regarded as a synonym of the express yourself organize your knowledge kanun (albania) topic.  family code of the republic of albania, law number 9062, adopted 8 may 2003, promulgated in 2004, article 7  family code of the republic of albania, law number 9062, adopted 8 may 2003, promulgated in 2004article 70  family code of the republic of albania, law number 9062, adopted 8 may 2003, promulgated in 2004 article 1  cedaw. Culture of albania - history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social a-bo toggle navigation forum autonomy, and way of life under the ottoman empire for five centuries some aspects of the kanun may appear harsh to a modern observer vengeance. Request (pdf) | 'the kanun in the ci | the rapid disintegration of the socialist order in albania in 1991 and the lack of a functioning new administration led to the breakdown of state authority during this time a majority of the people in the north once again began to practise the ancient customary law kanun and brought this practice. Dozens of others families in the northern shkodra region of albania also live virtual self-imposed house arrest in fear of their lives the rules governing blood feuds have long been codified in a book of laws, called the kanun, that dates back to the 15th century.