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Name, Shame and Blame: Criminalising Consensual Sex in Papua New Guinea

Stewart, Christine

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Papua New Guinea is one of the many former British Commonwealth colonies which maintain the criminalisation of the sexual activities of two groups, despite the fact that the sex takes place between consenting adults in private: sellers of sex and males who have sex with males. The English common law system was imposed on the colonies with little regard for the social regulation and belief systems of the colonised, and in most instances, was retained and developed post-Independence, regardless...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2014-12
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227760
DOI: 10.22459/NSB.12.2014
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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