Journal of South Pacific Law
Volume 4 2000
Volume 4 , 2000

Refereed Articles

1. Jennifer Corrin Care -
The Status of Customary Law in Fiji Islands After the Constitutional Amendment Act 1997

2. Kenneth Brown -
The Language of Land: Look Before You Leap

3. Nena Hicks -
Legislation and Pesticide Control in the South Pacific

4. Don Paterson -
Legal Challenges for Small Jurisdictions in relation to Privacy, Freedom of Information and Access to Justice

5. Peter Fitzpatrick -
Magnified Features: The Underdevelopment of Law and Legitimation

6. Samia Bano -
Muslim Asian Women and Customary Law in Britain

7. Reid Mortensen -
Slaving in Australian Courts: Blackbirding Cases, 1869-1871

8. Sue Farran and Jennifer Corrin Care -
Towards a Pragmatic Approach to the Contract or Tort Debate in the South Pacific

Working Papers

1. Philip Tagini - Foreign Investment in the Solomon Islands: A Legal Analysis

2. Philip Tagini - E-Commerce in Vanuatu: Can Contract Law Accommodate for New Technology?

3. Daveena Sudhakar - Insider Trading in the Fiji Islands: A Critical Analysis

4. Laitia Tamata - Application of the Human Rights Conventions in the Pacific Islands Courts

5. David Lidimani - Custom in Legislative Drafting

Conference Reports
Book Reviews

1. Finnane, M. Punishment in Australian Society
Oxford University Press: Melbourne (1997). (Reviewed by T. Newton)

2. Duncan, K. & Irvine, J. Company Accounting Procedures
Butterworths: Australia (1999). (Reviewed by M. Ahmadu)

3. Steinwall, R. Annotated Trade Practices Act 1974
Butterworths: Australia (1999). (Reviewed by M. Ahmadu)

4. Philips, S. Ideology in the Language of Judges
Oxford University Press: New York (1998). (Reviewed by R. Hughes)

5. Eekelaar, J. & Nhlapo, T. The Changing Family - Family Forms & Family Law
Hart Publishing (1998). (Reviewed by N. Hicks)

6. Hughes, R. Succession Law in the South Pacific
IJALS, USP: Suva (1999). (Reviewed by K. Brown)

7. Fulcher, P. Fiji Income Tax Law
IJALS, USP: Suva (1999). (Reviewed by R. Hughes)

8. Dinnen, S. & Ley, A. (Eds) Reflections on Violence in Melanesia
Hawkins Press / Asia Pacific Press: (2000). (Reviewed by T. Newton Cain)

9. Corrin Care, J., Newton Cain, T. & Paterson, D. Introduction to South Pacific Law
Cavendish Publishing Limited: London (1999). (Reviewed by S. Bothmann)

10. Steinwall, R. (Ed.) 25 Years of Australian Competition Law
Butterworths: Australia. (Reviewed by P. Tagini)

Case Commentaries

1. Auspacific Construction Co Pty Ltd v Attorney-General on behalf of the Government of Kiribati, unreported, Court of Appeal of Kiribati, Civil Appeal No. 1 of 1996, 25 March 1997. (J.Corrin Care)

2. ANZ (Vanuatu) Ltd v Gougeon & Others, unreported, Court of Appeal of Vanuatu, Civil Appeal No. 6 of 1998, 28 September 1999. (S. Farran)
Indefeasibility of title registered under the Land Leases Act CAP 163 – Availability of rectification – Whether the right to rectification a mere equity or an equitable interest – The nature of a right to register a mortgage - The ranking of equities – Application of the maxim "where the equities are equal the first in time prevails".

ISSN 1684-5307
Key title: Journal of South Pacific law
Abbreviated key title: J. South Pac. law