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Women in Papua New Guinea's village courts

Goddard, Michael


Recently, claims have been made in academic literature that women are disadvantaged, or mistreated, in Papua New Guineas village courts. These claims have the common theme that the male-dominated courts, particularly in the highlands, apply custom or customary law which discriminates against women. Reviewing research-based studies, other literature and my own research findings, I suggest herein that, to the contrary, village courts are an important resource for aggrieved women with limited...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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