Customary Land in Solomon Islands: A Victim of Legal Pluralism

Anthony Angelo and Yves-louis Sage (ed), Droit Foncier Et Gouvernance Judiciaire Dans Le Pacifique: Land Law and Governance in the South Pacific, 2012

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 12-11

30 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2013

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Jennifer C. Corrin

The University of Queensland, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In Solomon Islands, as well as throughout the South Pacific, land is a fundamental facet of traditional culture. Customary land in most South Pacific constitutions is acknowledged and protected, with ownership rights often being restricted to indigenous citizens, as in Solomon Islands. This article explores the effects the plural nature of society has on the protection of customary land in practice in Solomon Islands and discusses relevant case law and legislation as well as their interactions with customary law.

Suggested Citation

Corrin, Jennifer C., Customary Land in Solomon Islands: A Victim of Legal Pluralism (2011). Anthony Angelo and Yves-louis Sage (ed), Droit Foncier Et Gouvernance Judiciaire Dans Le Pacifique: Land Law and Governance in the South Pacific, 2012, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 12-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2353666

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