Palm tree justice? The role of comparative law in the South Pacific

Sue Farran

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Abstract

Emerging from a colonial past, Pacific island states have legal systems which are patchy and often incoherent. This article examines the role of judges in the field of family law and how, through creative use of comparative legal thinking, they contribute to the development of the law in countries where the state is slow to reform outdated and often inadequate legislation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181
JournalInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly
Volume58
Issue number01
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2009

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