JOURNAL OF PACIFIC STUDIES
Title:Customary rules and the welfare principle : post-independence custody cases in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Author:Brown, Kenneth
Subject:Customary law|Melanesia
Custody of children|Melanesia
Volume:Vol.21, 1997
Collation: p. 83-101

Abstract:

Since the advent of independence in Solomon Islands on 7 July 1978 and Vanuatu on 30 July 1980, customary law has been given official recognition as part of the law of the land by virtue of provisions contained in the respective Constitutions of the two countries.
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