International law has three
primary sources: international conventions, international customs, and general
principles of law recognized by civilized nations (see Statute of the International Court of Justice, Art. 38).
 Note that although the more usual European form of “dowry marriage” is a marriage in which a bride brings money or property to her new husband and his family as her s“dowry”, as practiced in Gabon and many other African and Islamic countries, a “dowry marriage” is a form of marriage whereby the groom's family pays a “dowry” to the bride's family as a symbol of her passage from her family of birth to the family of her husband. This form of dowry marriage is also often called a “brideprice” marriage.
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