A Bird that Flies with Two Wings: Kastom and State Justice Systems in Vanuatu
This book investigates the problems and possibilities of plural legal orders through an in-depth study of the relationship between the state and customary justice systems in Vanuatu. It argues that there is a need to move away from the current state-centric approach to law reform in the South Pacific region, and instead include all state and non-state legal orders in development strategies and dialogue. The book also presents a typology of models of engagement between state and non-state legal systems, and describes a process for analysing which of these models would be most advantageous for any country in the South Pacific region, and beyond.
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2 The possibilities and limitations of legal pluralism
3 Tradition and transformation in leadership structures and conflictmanagement mechanisms
the operation of the kastom system in Vanuatu today
5 The relationship between the state and kastom systems
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Aboriginal customary laws Ambae Ambrym Anthropology approach areas argues Benda-Beckmann Bislama blong Botswana Chapter chiefly councils chiefly title Condominium conflict management constitution context Council of Chiefs criminal cultural custom customary courts customary justice system customary law Daily Post Port deal decision discussed disputes domestic violence Efate enforcement Erromango example fact http://www.paclii.org.vu human rights Ibid indigenous institutions Interview involved Island Courts issues jurisdiction kastom meetings kastom payment kastom system kava Law Reform Commission leaders legal pluralism legal pluralist legal system legislation Lindstrom Luganville Malekula Malvatumauri Melanesia National ni-Vanuatu non-state justice system non-state systems normative offences Papua New Guinea parties peace Pentecost political Post Port Vila prison problems procedures Public Prosecutor recognition relationship response Rodman role Santo social society South Pacific structures substantive Tamanaha Tanna Tonkinson traditional Vanua Lava Vanuatu Daily Post Vanuatu today village courts women Woodman