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The law on corroboration and documentary evidence in Fiji and Vanuatu

Shah, Sofia (2012) The law on corroboration and documentary evidence in Fiji and Vanuatu. [Conference Proceedings]

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This paper will comment on the introduction of the law of corroboration in the South Pacific focusing on two main countries, Fiji Islands and Vanuatu. It will discuss what forms of evidence initially were admitted in courts in the Pacific and how the approach is changing due to the changing society and advancement in technology. It will look at the areas under Evidence Law and how the Courts in Fiji and Vanuatu have applied them to their own jurisdiction. Also the changes that have taken place due to the developments in the common law and whether these changes to the application of the rules on corroboration in Fiji and Vanuatu are beneficial in any ways. I will look at the advantages and disadvantages of the changes in the law on corroboration and what message it portrays for the future of the law of evidence in these countries. Legislation and case laws will be analyzed and compared in these two jurisdictions and how they had contributed towards the development in the law of evidence, in some instances moving away from the basic common laws and incorporating provisions in the Evidence Acts of the country. How the courts have used corroborative evidence and the criteria to admit them in the courts in Fiji and Vanuatu will be discussed in this paper.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 03:01
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 00:52

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