Law, land, development and narrative: a case-study from the South Pacific

Farran, Sue (2010) Law, land, development and narrative: a case-study from the South Pacific. International Journal of Law in Context, 6 (01). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1744-5523

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744552309990279

Abstract

Although most land in Vanuatu is held under customary land tenure and governed therefore by unwritten laws, it is the subject of much dispute. Litigation is frequent in both formal and informal forums. This article examines how narrative (oral evidence) is shaped and presented in these different forums to achieve desired outcomes and how this process of procedural compliance in turn shapes land customs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vanuatu, customary land tenure, development, evidence, courts
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 05:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3980

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