Palm tree justice? The role of comparative law in the South Pacific

Farran, Sue (2009) Palm tree justice? The role of comparative law in the South Pacific. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 58 (01). p. 181. ISSN 0020-5893

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589308000869

Abstract

Emerging from a colonial past, Pacific island states have legal systems which are patchy and often incoherent. This article examines the role of judges in the field of family law and how, through creative use of comparative legal thinking, they contribute to the development of the law in countries where the state is slow to reform outdated and often inadequate legislation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: courts, judges, law-making
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 10:44
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 14:58
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3992

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