Introduction to South Pacific Law

This book sets out the framework of South Pacific legal systems and also describes the substantive law on a broad range of topics. Including a discussion of recent changes in the law, this new edition is a useful and up-to-date resource for all those interested in the law of the region.
Author(s):
Jennifer Corrin, Don Paterson
book | published | 4th edition
January 2017 | c + 440 pp.

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€79.-


ISBN 9781780684123


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The only book of its kind, Introduction to South Pacific Law provides an overview of law in the South Pacific. It sets out the framework of South Pacific legal systems and also describes the substantive law on a broad range of topics.

Examining both state laws and customary law, the book highlights common patterns and explains some of the principal differences between the laws and legal systems of the countries of the region.

The introductory chapter looks at the development of South Pacific law and at South Pacific jurisprudence. Individual chapters are devoted to state laws, customary law, constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, family law, contract law, torts law, land law, and court systems. The book makes extensive reference to legislative provisions and case law of individual jurisdictions.

Including a discussion of recent changes in the law, this new edition of Introduction to South Pacific Law is a useful and up-to-date resource for all those interested in the law of the region.


As the authors point out, interest in South Pacific law has been on the increase, although still under-researched -- and here is where this book obviously makes a valuable contribution. Extensively footnoted with almost seventy-five pages of tables of cases, legislation and constitutions, it excels as a work of reference, written -- fortunately -- in an accessible and readable style, with fascinating insights into the history and varied cultures of the South Pacific region. From students to seasoned practitioners, anyone interested in South Pacific law should regard this book as an essential purchase.’
Elizabeth Taylor and Phillip Taylor MBE of The Barrister

Chapters

Preface, Contents, Table of Cases, Table of Legislation and Constitutions (p. 0)

Chapter 1. South Pacific law and jurisprudence (p. 1)

Chapter 2. State laws (p. 13)

Chapter 3. Customary law (p. 51)

Chapter 4. Constitutional law (p. 77)

Chapter 5. Administrative law (p. 129)

Chapter 6. Criminal law (p. 163)

Chapter 7. Family law (p. 193)

Chapter 8. Contract law (p. 237)

Chapter 9. Torts law (p. 287)

Chapter 10. Land law (p. 317)

Chapter 11. State courts (p. 371)

Glossary, Index (p. 431)