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Introduction to South Pacific Law 2nd ed isbn 9781845680398

Introduction to South Pacific Law

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ISBN13: 9781859414316
ISBN: 1859414311
New Edition ISBN: 9781845680398
Published: September 1999
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book provides an overview of the law of 11 of the member countries of the University of the South Pacific region:-

  • Cook Islands,
  • Fiji Islands,
  • Kiribati,
  • Nauru,
  • Niue,
  • Tokelau,
  • Tonga,
  • Tuvalu,
  • Samoa,
  • Solomon Islands,
  • and Vanuatu.
It aims to provide students, academics, and practitioners from within and outside the region with an introduction to South Pacific law, legal systems and jurisprudence. The text provides an overview of the origins and development of law and legal systems in the South Pacific. It sets out the framework of the legal systems of the region and looks at both introduced and local laws in operation, including customary law. The text also covers public and private law in force and highlights the distinguishing features of the substantive law in force in the South Pacific.

The hierarchy of the courts and both civil and criminal procedure in the region are also covered. The book includes a glossary of relevant legal terms.This text is a unique combination of information, not only on legal systems generally, but also on substantive areas of law.;Individual chapters are devoted to: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Customary Law, Land Law and Tort Law.

  • Extensive reference is made to legislative provisions of individual jurisdictions and cases decided by the courts of the region, many of which are unreported. It is, thus, an extremely useful resource for all interested in the law of the South Pacific Islands region.

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    Other Jurisdictions
    South Pacific Law and Jurisprudence
    Constituent Laws
    Local Laws
    Received Law
    Constitutional Law
    Administrative Law
    Criminal Law
    Contract Law
    Torts Law
    Land Law
    Hierarchy of the Courts
    Civil and Criminal Procedure.

    Series: South Pacific Law

    Commercial Law and Practice in the South Pacific ISBN 9781859418406
    Published December 2005
    South Pacific Property Law ISBN 9781859416600
    Published January 2004
    Civil Procedure and Courts in the South Pacific ISBN 9781859417195
    Published January 2004
    Out of print
    Contract Law in the South Pacific ISBN 9781859416181
    Published April 2001