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More on customary reconciliation ceremonies in sentencing for criminal offences

Jowitt, Anita L. and Paterson, Donald E. (2008) More on customary reconciliation ceremonies in sentencing for criminal offences. [Book Review or Scholarly Comment]

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In an earlier case note in the Journal of South Pacific Law1 there was some discussion about the extent to which customary reconciliation ceremonies were taken into account by the courts of Vanuatu when sentencing persons convicted of sexual offences. It was observed that there was some diversity about the extent to which such ceremonies were taken into account, and the weight to be given to them, and also some uncertainty as to the criteria to be applied and the detail with which the court should examine the circumstances of the making of the customary reconciliation. The purpose of this note is to carry that discussion further by looking at all the cases recorded in PacLII for the years 2006 and 2007 relating to the sentencing for criminal offences, and to note the role played by customary reconciliations in those cases.

Item Type: Book Review or Scholarly Comment
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
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Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2008 20:15
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 20:17

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