Law, land, development and narrative: a case-study from the South Pacific

Sue Farran

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Abstract

Although most land in Vanuatu is held under customary land tenure and governed therefore by unwritten laws, it is the subject of much dispute. Litigation is frequent in both formal and informal forums. This article examines how narrative (oral evidence) is shaped and presented in these different forums to achieve desired outcomes and how this process of procedural compliance in turn shapes land customs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
JournalInternational Journal of Law in Context
Volume6
Issue number01
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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