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Legal Aspects of Customary Land Administration in Solomon Islands

Foukona, Joseph D. (2007) Legal Aspects of Customary Land Administration in Solomon Islands. Journal of South Pacific Law, 11 (1). pp. 64-72. ISSN 1684-5307

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Prior to colonisation the usage and ownership of customary land was regulated by custom. Custom was the source of law that determined how customary land was administered. However, since 1893, when Solomon Islands became a British Protectorate, there was gradual change to customary land administration. Formal laws were introduced to regulate the alienation of customary land. State institutions were established to deal with customary land. This paper focuses on the legal aspects of customary land administration in Solomon Islands. Its purpose is to show how the administration of customary land has developed during the protectorate period and after independence. There are three parts to the paper. The first part looks at the legal aspects of customary land during the protectorate era. The second part looks at the independence period, and the third part looks at possible reforms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D880 Developing Countries
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Joseph Foukona
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 04:47
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 04:47

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