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Jowitt, Anita L. (2014) Judiciary. Transparency Vanuatu, Vanuatu.

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    Abstract

    Vanuatu’s judicial system is generally respected as being impartial, independent and fair, even though there are few legal mechanisms to ensure the integrity of judges. The judicial system is active in overseeing the actions of the executive. It is less active in addressing corruption cases, although this is due, in large part, to cases not coming before the court. There is considerable concern about delays within the court system. These delays do not only affect corruption cases and can result in parties in a wide range of cases being unable to gain justice via court orders when their rights have been violated. Whilst a range of actors contribute to delays, lack of resources and lack of accountability are specific factors affecting judicial and court staff. Lack of transparency can also affect monitoring of the progress of cases.

    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
    K Law > K Law (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 17:28
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 11:42
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8021
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