Pitcairn: A Contemporary Comment
1 NZJIL 229-257, 2003
23 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Date Written: 2003
Pitcairn is in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. Allegations of widespread sexual offending have triggered a long-running criminal investigation with, at the time of writing, no clear end in sight. These developments raise a number of significant domestic and international public law issues for Pitcairn. It is the purpose of this paper to comment on a few of those issues in the hope of stimulating further consideration of the matters of law that confront the people of this small South Pacific territory.
Keywords: Pitcairn, sexual offending, sexual assault, sexual offending, criminal, trial, investigation, domestic law, international law, small nation, sex crime
JEL Classification: K00, K1, K10, K14, K19, K2, K20, K29, K3, K30, K33, K32, K4, K40, K41, K42, K49
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