Volume 18, 2016


Special Edition: In Loving Memory of Professor Guy Powles



Authors: Jennifer Corrin, Sue Farran and Don Paterson


Charles Guy Powles: 24 March 1934 – 19 July 2016

Author: Charlie Powles


Samoa – Notes toward half a public law history (1970s – 1945)

Author: KJ Keith


How Legal Education has Changed in Guy’s Lifetime

Author: Don Paterson


Family Law in Fiji – The Long March to Reform

Author:  Mere Pulea


Personal Reminiscences of Professor Guy Powles

Author:  Mike Ntumy


Constitutional and Political Reform in the Kingdom of Tonga

Author:  Mele Tupou


The Implications of Applying the Torrens System to Samoan Customary Lands

Author: Iati Iati


The Changing Face of Samoan Custom

Author:  Asofou So’o


Remembering Guy Powles

Author:  Katy Le Roy


Tokelau Judicial Activity

Author:  Tony Angelo


Charles Guy Powles: Lawyer, Teacher, Friend

Author:  Tuiloma Neroni Slade


The Guy Powles Minimum Standards Framework

Author:  Anita Jowitt


A Gentleman and A Scholar

Author:  Jennifer Corrin


Dr C. Guy Powles and the legacy of his gifts to Samoa

Author:  Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni


Dr. Guy Powles: Pacific Law Expert and Pioneer of the Antipodean Clinical Legal Education

Authors: Ross Hyams and Adrian Evans



Issue 2: Ordinary Edition




Promoting Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States by Innovative Capital Raising Solutions: Case Study of Fiji 

Authors: Gordon Walker and Alma Pekmezovic


The Challenges of Legal Pluralism in the Cook Islands and Beyond: An Insight from Hunt and Tupou & Ors v Miguel, Cook Islands Court of Appeal, 19 February 2016

Author: Miranda Forsyth


The Jurisprudential Case for an Insolvency Law

Author: Peter Fulcher


Abuse of Court Process: A Study of how Vanuatu Court of Appeal has addressed Abuse of Court Process over Two Decades

Author: Kanksha Mahadevia Ghimire


Melanesian Coups and Melanesian Courts (1990 – 2009): Part I: No Exit in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

Author: Ian Fraser


Further Chronical Relating to Bribery Cases

Author: Don Paterson

Changing Tides – A South Pacific Study

Author: Kirsten Davies



Conference Papers


The Constitutionality of Custom Land Dealings in Vanuatu (A Paper Presented to the Australasian Law Teachers Association, Victoria University of Wellington, 7-9 July 2016)

Author: Don Paterson


Law and Promoting Human Rights for Women and Girls (A Paper delivered at the Vanuatu Women’s Peace Table, 21 October 2016)

Author: Anita Jowitt


Succession of Land in Matrilineal Cultures and Current Developments

Author: Emily Vegibule



Case Note

Namah v Pato [2016] PBSC 13; SC1497 (26 April 2016): Unconstitutionality of Transfer and Detention of Asylum Seekers from Australia to Papua New Guinea

Author: Lili Song

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