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

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Jennifer C. Corrin

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

Eleanor Foote

Independent

Date Written: March 17, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Corrin, Jennifer C. and Foote, Eleanor, Failing to Adopt a New Approach: The Law of Adoption in Solomon Islands (March 17, 2015). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2685999

Jennifer C. Corrin (Contact Author)

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Eleanor Foote

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