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The challenges of legal pluralism in the cook Islands and beyond: An insight from hunt and tupou & ors v miguel, Cook Islands court of appeal, 19 February 2016

Forsyth, Miranda


The Cook Islands Court of Appeal handed down an important decision in early 2016 dealing with the issue of whether the state or a customary authority had the right to decide entitlement to a major customary title in the Cook Islands. As such, the case raises an issue that continues to be highly contested in many Pacific island nations: the limits of adjudicatory responsibility of customary authorities within the nation’s constitutional framework. That such issues continue to arise in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of South Pacific Law
Access Rights: Open Access


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