Civil Procedure and Courts in the South Pacific

Author: Jennifer Corrin-Care
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135337624
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The book compares the main rules of procedure that govern the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific region and explains their practical application in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply and on the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules of 1964, which apply in the superior courts of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, and the rules that apply in the superior courts of the Fiji Islands, Samoa and Tonga. It also fully discusses the new rules of civil procedure that are currently being introduced in Vanatu. The text describes recent changes to regional civil procedure rules and suggests further reforms. Legislative and case law developments are also discussed. This book is designed for use by legal practitioners and anyone interested in civil procedure in the South Pacific region. It will also be of use to teachers and students of South Pacific civil procedure, both at degree level and in professional legal training programmes.

Introduction to South Pacific Law

Author: Jennifer Corrin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135390754
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Providing an overview of the origins and development of the law and legal systems in the South Pacific, the authors examine the framework of legal systems in the region and the operation of state and customary laws. Exploring, not only the legal system generally, but also the constitution and jurisdiction of state courts and legislative provisions of individual jurisdictions and cases, it contains individual chapters on substantive areas of law. They cover: administrative law constitutional law contract law criminal law customary law family law land law tort law. Highlighting the distinguishing features of the substantive law in force in the South Pacific, this book is an essential resource for all those interested in the law of the South Pacific Islands region.

Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific

Author: David Bamford
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781780682808
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This book compares the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific. It explains the practical application of civil procedures in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply in the superior courts of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. An introductory chapter explains the origin of the rules and the factors that link and differentiate them. The preliminary considerations that should be weighed before proceedings are instituted are highlighted. In a separate chapter, the constitution and civil jurisdiction of the courts are explained. Legislative and case law developments are also discussed. The book also has a chapter on alternative ways of resolving civil disputes. The text describes recent changes to the rules and suggests further reforms that might be considered by South Pacific rule making bodies. 0The book is designed for use by legal practitioners and scholars interested in civil procedure in the South Pacific region. It is also of use to teachers and students of South Pacific civil procedure, both at degree level and in professional legal training programmes.

South Pacific Contract Law

Author: Jennifer Corrin-Care
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135340080
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This book presents the general principles of contract law that apply in the countries of the University of the South Pacific ('USP') region - Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. It is unique in that it provides the only up-to-date survey of regional authorities for the principles of contract operating within the region. Like many other branches of the law, contract law has yet to establish its own identity in the South Pacific. However, whilst it is still based on the law of England, there are significant differences between English contract law and South Pacific contract law. The text provides a clear explanation of this divergence and highlights regional innovations, both in the form of legislation and local case law. It also examines the role of customary law and provides a comprehensive study of the significant differences between the law of contract in individual regional countries. Comparison is made between regional law with current English contract law, and with the contract law of Australia and New Zealand, particularly where regional courts have preferred that law to the law of England. This book is essential reading for all students of contract law in the South Pacific and constitutes a very useful source book and guide for academics and practitioners, from within and outside the region.

Habeas Corpus

Author: David J. Clark
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862873025
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Habeas Corpus provides the first book-length account of the history, law, and practice of the writ of Habeas Corpus in Australasia and the Pacific. The book deals with Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, and the Cook Islands. The cases used include early nineteenth-century newspaper cases, unreported cases from all jurisdictions, and reported materials up to and including 1998. There are extensive references to statutes where the writ is mentioned.

South Pacific Islands Legal Systems

Author: Michael A. Ntumy
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A comprehensive reference providing an overview of the laws, legal structures, and governmental institutions of each of the nations and territories of the South and Central Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii are not considered directly because their systems have been sufficiently described