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Vanuatu's Family Protection Act: Contextualisation, Resistance and Implementation

Kanan, Lindy


Over the past 10 years, many Pacific Island countries and territories have been amending their laws to address the issue of domestic violence. Vanuatu was the first Pacific Island country to put in place targeted legislation (Jalal 2009:3) with the passage of the Family Protection Act (the Act) in 2008. The Act was controversial, however, and took 11 years from drafting to being passed by the parliament. The purpose of the Act is to (a) preserve and promote harmonious family relationships, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2019
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2019/7
DOI: 10.25911/5c8237164fa7e
Access Rights: Open Access


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