Failing to Adopt a New Approach: The Law of Adoption in Solomon Islands
J Corrin, E Foote, 'Failing to Adopt a New Approach: The Law of Adoption in Solomon Islands' in Bill Atkin (ed), The International Survey of Family Law (Family Law, Wellington 2014) 435-456
Posted: 5 Nov 2015
Date Written: March 17, 2015
Solomon Islands' legal system is one of complex legal pluralism. In the field of family law, the contest between the (often) competing norms of state law and customary laws is particularly acute. A further complexity arises from international law, the demands of which can conflict with local culture. Where children are involved, the welfare principle enshrined in state law and international law has come into conflict with the patriarchal and status-based norms of customary laws.
JEL Classification: K00
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