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xxiv, 295 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword-- 1. Problems on Pitcairn-- 2. The Pitcairn Prosecutions, Paper Legal Systems, and the Rule of Law-- 3. Pitcairn's Tortured Past: A Legal History-- 4. Pitcairn Island Law: A Peculiar Case of the Diffusion of the Common Law-- 5. The Pitcairn Prosecutions: An Assessment of Their Historical Context by Reference to the Provisions of Public International Law-- 6. 'A Million Mutinies Now': Why Claims of Cultural Uniqueness Cannot be Used to Justify Violations of Basic Human Rights-- 7. Rights and Duties on Pitcairn Island-- 8. Legality, Reciprocity, and the Criminal Law on Pitcairn-- Afterword-- Appendix II-- Appendix III.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199568666 20160528
A British colony of fifty souls in the Pacific Ocean, Pitcairn Island was settled by the Bounty mutineers and nineteen Polynesians in 1790. In 2004 six Pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offences against girls and young women, committed over a thirty year period, in what appears to have been a culture of sexual abuse on the island. This case has raised many questions: what right did the British government have to initiate these prosecutions? Was it fair to prosecute the defendants, given that no laws had been published on the island? Indeed, what, if any, law was there on this island? This collection of essays explores the many important issues raised by the case and by the situation of a small, isolated community of this kind. It starts by looking at the background to the prosecutions, considering the dilemma that faced the British government when the abuse was uncovered, and discussing the ways in which the judges dealt with the case, as well as exploring the history of the settlement and how colonial law affects it. This background paves the way for an exploration of the philosophical, jurisprudential, and ethical issues raised by the prosecutions: was it legitimate for the UK to intervene, given the absence of any common community between the UK and the island? Was the positivist 'law on paper' approach adopted by the British government and the courts appropriate, especially given the lack of promulgation of the laws under which the men were prosecuted? Would alternative responses such as payment of compensation to the female victims and provision of community support have been preferable? And should universal human rights claims justify the prosecutions, overriding any allegations of cultural relativism on the part of the UK?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199568666 20160528
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xvi, 512 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
This work explores the use of the forests of the Solomon Islands from the pre-historic period to the end of 1997, when much of the indigenous commercial forest had been logged. The book addresses a range of evidence from several disciplines in setting out this environmental history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874267430 20160527
This work addresses the contending views of the uses of Solomon Island forest. Ranging from an examination of the interaction between the first settlers and their forest, the book goes on to analyze the attitudes of the British administrators, planters, and missionaries. The colonial government sought to protect the resource, but neglected to consider the wishes of the forest's inhabitants in planning for its future economic use. The independent governments failed to protect the dwindling forest on customary land in the face of accelerating demands from their own people and of Asian-based logging companies, while non-governmental organisations and aid-donors have tried to invoke a more conservative regime of forest use. This book will be of interest to environmental, forest, and Pacific historians as well as historical geographers and foresters, and is also of value for those working in the development assistance field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004119604 20160528
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v. ; 29 cm.
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31 p. ; 25 cm.
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Journal/Periodical
v. ; 23 cm.
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