Codification and Creation of Community & Customary Laws in the South Pacific and Beyond

ANU Codification Conference 2018

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 26 July 2018 to Friday 27 July 2018


Sir Roland Wilson Building, Seminar room 1.02, Building #120, ANU
ANU Canberra




Miranda Forsyth


Please note: Conference paper submissions have already been received and responded to. The following submissions have been selected:

Michael Goddard- The origin and effects of the ‘patrilineal’ rule among the Motu-Koita of Papua New Guinea

Safua Akeli Amaama- Navigating CEDAW obligations and ‘custom’ in Samoa

Jojiana Cokanasiga- Codifying custom and the situtation of women in a Fijian village setting

Bridget Crichton- Gender Equity in Samoan Laws: Progress vs Contradictions

Ahmad Hallak (ICRC)- From Tribal Rules to Local Law: codifying traditional rules of fighting in Papua New Guinea

Oona Le Meur- Codifying Customary Law in New-Caledonia: Custom’s pen and paper

Lilly Kolts Be’Soer & Joe Kilts Wusik- Community Laws(Lo) by 3 communities in Jiwaka Province

Don Paterson- A Collection of Traditional and Contemporary Customs of Islands of Vanuatu- A Tribute to the Government and People of Vanuatu

Lee-Anne Sackett- Codifying Customary Law on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu

Roshika Deo- Fiji’s Gender Equality Commitments and the iTaukei Village (General) By-Law, 2016

Daniel Robinson & Margaret Raven- Customary laws and community protocols in the Pacific: Next steps under the Nagoya Protocol

Rachel England- Kastom law and the Sustainable Development Goals on Tanna Island (Vanuatu)

Mema Motusaga- Village By-Laws in Samoa and the inclusion of women and persons with disability

Ramona Boodoosingh & Penelope Schoeffel- Codification of customary regulations by village councils in Samoa: Some social and gender issues

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