The Centre For Legal Pluralism and Indigenous Law was established in 1999 to develop and co-ordinate research and publication on legal pluralism, with emphasis on customary laws, indigenous and traditional knowledge systems, and to explore constitutional, administrative and environmental laws as well as the dissemination of information on issues and policies relating to indigenous peoples and minorities.
- To promote interdisciplinary research on legal pluralism
- To encourage research and publication on native laws and customs, traditional dispute resolution mechanisms and protection of indigenous knowledge and biodiversity
- Organise, seminars, workshops and conferences on plural legal methods and systems
- Organise dialogues, forums and colloquiums to discuss constitutional, administrative and environmental laws and issues relating to indigenous peoples and to raise awareness of their legal rights
- Encourage collaboration with other disciplines, the legal profession, the Native Courts and government as well as non-governmental institutions, agencies and local communities