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Human Rights in the South Pacific: Challenges and Changes


ISBN13: 9781844721092
Published: January 2009
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £104.99



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This book looks at the challenges and contemporary issues raised by human rights in the island countries of the South West Pacific which have come under the influence of the common law - where the legal systems are complex and perceptions of rights varies widely.

Drawing on a wide range of resources to present a contemporary and evolving picture of human rights in the island states of the South Pacific region, the book considers the human rights aspects of constitutions, legal institutions and structures, social organisation, culture and custom, tradition and change.The materials provide legal, historical, political, social and cultural insights into the lived experience of human rights in the region supported by illustrative material from case-law, media reports, and policy documents.

The book also locates the human rights concerns of Pacific islanders firmly within the wider theoretical and international domain while at the same time maintaining focus on the importance of the unique identity of Pacific island nations and people.

Human Rights in the South Pacific will appeal to anyone interested in the region or in human rights including international rights advocates, investors and developers, policy makers, representatives of government and civic society and those wishing to acquire a better understanding of what countries emerging from colonial rule face in developing but still retaining their identity.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions
Contents:
Introduction
1. The Region Of The Pacific
2. Rights and the Laws That Give Effect to Them
3. Theories and Approaches to Human Rights
4. Fundamental Rights and Questions of Property
5. Social Ordering: Custom and Equality
6. Freedom from Discrimination
7. Rights Advocacy and Enforcement
8. Taking Rights Forward