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Customary land law reform in Papua New Guinea

Michael J. Trebilcock

Customary land law reform in Papua New Guinea

law, economics and property rights in a traditional culture

by Michael J. Trebilcock

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Published by Law and Economics Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Papua New Guinea,
  • Customary law -- Papua New Guinea

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Michael J. Trebilcock.
    SeriesLaw and economics workshop series -- no. WSV-13
    ContributionsUniversity of Toronto. Faculty of Law.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK487.E3 .L38 WSV-13
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80, iv p. ;
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15118954M

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xxxiv, pages ; 25 cm: Contents: Table of Cases --Table of Statutes Outline of Papua New Guinea: Land Tenure Policy / H.A. Amankwah Legal Conception of Land / H.A. Amankwah Customary Land Tenure / G. Muroa Co-ownership of Land / H.A. Amankwah Leases / J.T. . Land Law: The Registration of Customary Land in Papua New Guinea: Author: Theo Bredmeyer: Contributor: Law Association for Asia and the Western Pacific: Publisher: Lawasia, Length: 22 pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

    Papua New Guinea is a country with diverse natural environments, and social, cultural and linguistic groups. The country is made up of 19 provinces and the National Capital District. Most Papua New Guineans live on land under customary tenure. Customary land accounts for more than 97 per cent of the total land area. Book description: Papua New Guinea’s two most powerful legal orders — customary law and state law —undermine one another in criminal matters. This phenomenon, called legal dissonance, partly explains the low level of personal security found in many parts of the country. This book .

    Land Law and Economic Development in Papua New Guinea 3 inter alia, that these amendments depart from the original intent of the Act, which was to preserve custom and customary arrangements. Clearly the amendments institute a governance structure that takes precedence over informal customary . Get this from a library! Land law and economic development in Papua New Guinea. [David Lea; Timothy Curtin] -- "This book is devoted to an analysis of alternative land tenure systems in Papua New Guinea and offers a blend of philosophical, legal, sociological and .


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Customary land law reform in Papua New Guinea by Michael J. Trebilcock Download PDF EPUB FB2

The idea of Indigenous Melanesian Jurisprudence became more imminent when the constitution of PNG gave customary law importance to the extent of regulating of national affairs and gave the Law Reform commission the constitutional responsibility of developing the underlying law of Papua New s: 4.

The Constitution declares the "underlying law" — that is, the separate common law of Papua New Guinea — to consist of the Constitution, "customary law" derived from the "custom" of the various peoples of Papua New Guinea, and the common law of England as it stood at the date of Papua New Guinea's independence on 16 September Customary law in Papua New Guinea: a Melanesian view Issue 2 of Monograph (Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea) Author: Richard Scaglion: Publisher: Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea, Original from: the University of California: Digitized: 19 Dec ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects.

CUSTOMARY LAND LAW REFORM IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: LAW, ECONOMICS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS IN A TRADITIONAL CULTURE Michael John Trebilcock Professor Trebilcock is a member of the Faculty of Law and the Director of the Law and Economics Programme in the University of Toronto. He was a Tutor (I).

I commend this book as being indispensable to students studying the land laws of Papua New Guinea and to all concerned with the administration of land law and its reform.

JULY WILLIAM KAPUTIN Chairman, Law Reform Commission PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Customary land. Approximately 97 per cent of land in Papua New Guinea is held by its traditional owners under customary principles of landownership.

The specific elements and rules of the system of customary land tenure vary from place to place. Item a - Papua New Guinea. Land reform; land registration; customary land; PNG land history; New Zealand examples; customary law and common law; acquisition of land legislation; staffing of CILM follow up committee; small holdings; land dispute settlement.

PAGES Papers on Pacific Islands land matters; Papua New Guinea. Land in Papua New Guinea has skyrocketed to higher prices than their equivalent value in Manhattan.

The remaining 3 percent of the area is unaffordable to many with the rest 97 percent land being held under customary ownership. Papua’s land laws placed most of the land under customary titles just after attaining independence in The nature of land ownership is almost generic in many countries around the world; that is land held under freehold and leasehold.

In Papua New Guinea’s case, a form of land ownership will come under either one of these two forms as well as customary land ownership. Our strong traditional connection to the land, calls for us to understand these forms of land ownership; in particular the.

Land Act INDEPENDENT STATE of PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Land ActBeing an Act relating to land, to consolidate and amend legislation relating to land, and to repeal various statutes, and for related purposes. PART I.—PRELIMINARY. Compliance with constitutional requirements. Customary Land Tenure and Registration in Papua New Guinea and Australia: Anthropological Perspectives, James F.

Weiner and Katie Glaskin 1 2. A Legal Regime for Issuing Group Titles to Customary Land: Lessons from the East Sepik, Jim Fingleton 15 3. Land, Customary and Non-Customary, in East New Britain, Keir Martin 39 4.

book chapter. Commons, customary law and formalization of land tenure. CGIAR Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) Resources, rights, and cooperation. Pages: 4. Publisher(s): international food policy research institute (ifpri) Open Access.

PDF ( KB). However, for many years Papua New Guinea's courts largely ignored customary laws and fashioned the underlying law almost entirely along the lines of common law.

Inthe Papua New Guinea. Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea/CELCOR works to strengthen and defend customary land rights by challenging land grabbing directly in the courts, providing legal training to impacted communities and campaigning for law reform.

In Papua New Guinea (PNG) 97% of the total land area of the country is under customary ownership, therefore by. As PNG society continues to transform, family law will remain critical. Reading this book is important as is ensuring that an updated version and complementary publications are produced.

Owen Jessep and John Luluaki. Principles of Family Law in Papua New Guinea (2 nd ed.) Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea Press.

Customary land owners around the country have given up their land to facilitate these activities yet many remain frustrated by the lack of progress. Clearly the people of Papua New Guinea are being robbed by State Actors and the exploiters.

I wish to encourage Papua New Guineans to stop calling any of these exploiters ‘developers’. Land is the primary source of livelihood for the million residents of Papua New Guinea who have an average per capita GDP of US$ (figure for at current prices), a life expectancy of 62 years (figure for ), and an infant mortality rate of for every live births: some 40 percent of the population are deemed to be in.

(Aug. 23, ) On Augit was reported that the Papua New Guinea government will soon introduce legislation to amend the country’s marriage and divorce laws.

(Nellie Setepano, PNG Marriage Laws to Be Amended as Part of Reform Bundle to Legally Recognize Traditional Marriage and Protect Minors, PNG POST-COURIER (Aug. 22, ).). the customary law derived from the custom of the various peoples of New Guinea; and the; English common law (defined to include equity) in force immediately before 16 September (Independence Day and the day the Constitution entered into force), ‘notwithstanding their modification through an amendment, repeal or alteration by a statute of.Customary law in Papua New Guinea: a Melanesian view / edited by Richard Scaglion Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea [S.l.] Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Papua New Guinea Law Reports contain cases determined in the National Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Justice. Decisions from to are available through PACLII.

An index to the Papua New Guinea Law Reports is available through PACLII. The Law Library holds this law report series in hard copy from to (see catalogue record).Changes and their Implications for Customary Land T enure’ in Charles Yala (ed), The Genesis of the Papua New Guinea Land Reform Program: Selected Papers from the National Land.

Papua New Guinea has selected the incorporation of customary co-owners for its land reform (Fitzpatrick, ).

The literature on customary/communal tenure points to a continued prevalence of the regime despite the negative perceptions regarding its efficiency and productivity.