Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific

Second Edition

By David Bamford, Jennifer Corrin

This book compares the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific and explains the practical application of civil procedures in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply in the superior courts of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. In this second edition, an introductory chapter explains the origin of the rules and the factors that link and differentiate them. The book then highlights the preliminary considerations that should be weighed before proceedings are instituted. Additionally, the constitution and civil jurisdiction of the courts are explained, along with a discussion of legislative and case law developments. Alternative ways of resolving civil disputes are offered. Recent changes to the rules are described, and further reforms that may be considered by rule making bodies are suggested. [Subject: Civil Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 1/4/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780682808