Introduction to South Pacific Law

2nd Edition

By Jennifer Corrin, Don Paterson

© 2008 – Routledge-Cavendish

480 pages

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Paperback: 9781845680398
pub: 2007-08-23
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About the Book

Providing an overview of the origins and development of the law and legal systems in the South Pacific, the authors examine the framework of legal systems in the region and the operation of state and customary laws.

Exploring, not only the legal system generally, but also the constitution and jurisdiction of state courts and legislative provisions of individual jurisdictions and cases, it contains individual chapters on substantive areas of law.

They cover:

  • administrative law
  • constitutional law
  • contract law
  • criminal law
  • customary law
  • family law
  • land law
  • tort law.

Highlighting the distinguishing features of the substantive law in force in the South Pacific, this book is an essential resource for all those interested in the law of the South Pacific Islands region.

Table of Contents

1. South Pacific Law and Jurisprudence 2. Customary Law 3. State Law 4. Constitutional Law 5. Administrative Law 6. Criminal Law 7. Contract Law 8. Torts Law 9. Land Law 10. Family Law 11. State Courts

About the Authors

Jennifer Corrin Care is Executive Director - Comparative Law at the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law and Associate Professor, TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland.

Don Paterson is Emeritus Professor of Law at University of the South Pacific.

About the Series

South Pacific Law

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / International
LAW / Legal Services