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Sources of Law

The following commentaries, unless otherwise stated,  have been copied from 'Pacific Courts and Legal Systems' / editors Guy Powles and Mere Pulea (1988).  These commentaries will be updated in a forthcoming new edition of 'Pacific Courts and Legal Systems'.  Professor Paterson is continuing his work on 'Sources of Law' for each jurisdiction which are to be hosted on the PacLii.org website.

Sources of Law By Jurisdiction   

    Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Cook Islands

    Sources of Law (prepared by Prof. Don Paterson)
   

Federated States of Micronesia

The legal system of the F.S.M derives from:

Fiji

The legal system derives from:

Kiribati

    Sources of Law (prepared by Prof. Don Paterson)
   
Marshall Islands

The legal system derives from:

 

   
Nauru

The legal system derives from:

  

Niue

The legal system derives from:


Papua New Guinea

The legal system derives from:

   

Samoa


    Sources of Law (prepared by Prof. Don Paterson)
   
Solomon Islands

   

The legal system derives from:


   
Tokelau


  
Tonga

The legal system derives from:


Tuvalu

The legal system derives from:

 
Vanuatu

    Sources of Law (prepared by Prof. Don Paterson)