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'Fourteen Jailed': Politics and Justice in Vanuatu

Forsyth, Miranda


On 9 October 2015, 14 members of the Vanuatu parliament (out of 52) were sentenced to between three and four years jail for the crimes of corruption and bribery of officials (Public Prosecutor v Kalosil [2015] VUSC 149). Five were ministers, two others held Cabinet rank, and all formed part of the government. This In Brief summarises the three main judgments concerned and their implications for the separation of powers and operation of the judicial system in Vanuatu.

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20018a13e3d
Access Rights: Open Access


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