Paddling a canoe with an oar made of oak: the enduring legacy of British law in Pacific island states

Sue Farran

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Abstract

This article examines the the legal environment on the eve of independence in the south-west Pacific region and the continuing relevance of Britain's colonial legacy from the 1960s onwards. Although the influence of the english Bar and bench is no longer as immediate or direct as it was in the years of colonial rule or even in the years immeidately following independence, justification for contemporary laws remains in British (or more accurately English) jurisprudence, despite its modification, hyrbridsiation or even erasure in specific cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-341
JournalNorthern Ireland Legal Quarterly
Volume63
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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