Human Rights in the South Pacific: Challenges and Changes

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-10
  • Publisher: Routledge-Caven
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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 common law. The main topic interacts with a range of others such as constitutions, legal institutions and structures, social organization, culture and custom, tradition and change, especially in the Pacific region where the legal systems are complex and perceptions of what rights are or should be varies widely.

Author Biography

Sue Farran is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Dundee, Scotland and was formerly an Associate Professor of Law at the University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus, Vanuatu.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Cases citedp. x
Table of legislationp. xvii
Abbreviations and acronymsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
The region of the Pacificp. 9
Rights and the laws that give effect to themp. 51
Theories and approaches to human rightsp. 93
Fundamental rights and questions of propertyp. 122
Social ordering: custom and equalityp. 162
Freedom from discriminationp. 195
Rights advocacy and enforcementp. 235
Taking rights forwardp. 277
Conclusionp. 303
Bibliographyp. 306
Glossary of termsp. 326
Indexp. 328
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