Miranda Forsyth is an Associate Professor at RegNet and also a Fellow at SSGM in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. The broad focus of Miranda’s research is investigating the possibilities and challenges of the inter-operation of state and non-state justice and regulatory systems.
At present her focus is on examining these issues in the context of both the protection of traditional knowledge and introduction of western intellectual property regimes, and also the regulation of sorcery and witchcraft related violence in Melanesia. Her research has had a strong focus on Vanuatu to date, but in the last few years she has also researched other countries in the Pacific islands region, particularly PNG, Fiji and Samoa.
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Miranda Forsyth has delivered a session on sources of law to the Attorney General’s Department’s Public Policy Twinning program. Participants from the Pacific Islands will visit the Department for two months.
About the program
The Public Policy Twinning program brings legal officers from the Pacific Islands to the Department for two months, where they will be working to build their legal research, policy development and presentation skills, including learning to deliver the Attorney General’s Department’s Pacific Legal Policy Development Course and working the Department to progress key legal policy projects from their home agencies.
This year Glenys Andrews from the Fiji Office of the Solicitor-General, Freda Nii from Department of Justice & Attorney General - PNG, Kency Kalopong from Vanuatu Police Force and Godfrey Male from the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission are participating in the program.
Miranda Forsyth with participants in the Public Policy Twinning Program.