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Court in Between: The Spaces of Relational Justice in Papua New Guinea

Demian, Melissa


This article considers local-level disputing in Papua New Guinea by bringing two theories into play: spatial justice, borrowed from the ‘geographical’ turn in legal theory, and relational justice, from the anthropology of law. Disputes negotiated by means of the country’s village courts system are sometimes characterised by metropolitans as institutions that dispense peace instead of justice. I argue, through a comparison of contemporary and historical examples from local disputing processes,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Feminist Law Journal
DOI: 10.1080/13200968.2016.1191118


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