Justice and security

Justice and security

Building legal and security institutions capable of operating effectively remains a challenge across the Pacific. In a region characterised by regulatory pluralism, the state is not always the primary provider of justice and security. In Melanesia, state law coexists with local social orders whose authority draws on kastom (custom) and the church, while private providers are rapidly transforming security governance in the region. The interaction between different actors and institutional forms involved in ‘justice’ and ‘security’ provision is a core theme of our research.

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