Civil Procedure and Courts in the South Pacific
Published January 12th 2004 by Routledge-Cavendish – 252 pages
Series: South Pacific Law
The book compares the main rules of procedure that govern the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific region and explains their practical application in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply and on the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules of 1964, which apply in the superior courts of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, and the rules that apply in the superior courts of the Fiji Islands, Samoa and Tonga. It also fully discusses the new rules of civil procedure that are currently being introduced in Vanatu. The text describes recent changes to regional civil procedure rules and suggests further reforms. Legislative and case law developments are also discussed.
This book is designed for use by legal practitioners and anyone interested in civil procedure in the South Pacific region. It will also be of use to teachers and students of South Pacific civil procedure, both at degree level and in professional legal training programmes.