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IB2017/31 Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Part 4: Trends over Time and Geographic Spread

This is the last In Brief in a four-part series that summarises key findings from an analysis of reports of sorcery accusation– related violence (SARV) in national newspaper articles and

IB2017/30 Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Part 3: State and Non-State Responses

This is the third In Brief of a four-part series on the findings from a quantitative analysis of media and case law relating to sorcery accusation–related violence (SARV) in Papua

IB2017/29 Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Part 2: Key Characteristics of Incidents, Victims and Perpetrators

It is extremely difficult to gauge the nature and extent of sorcery accusation–related violence (SARV) at a national level in any country. In part this is due to under-reporting and

IB2017/28 Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Part 1: Questions and Methodology

This In Brief sets out the main research questions and summarises the methodology of a major study into sorcery accusation–related violence (SARV) in Papua New Guinea

IB2017/7 Developing Community Laws to Address Sorcery and Witchcraft-Related Violence in Papua New Guinea

Witchcraft and sorcery-related violence, the focus of much attention in recent years, is seemingly an intractable problem that is impossible to remedy (see Forsyth and Eves 2015).

Developing Insecurity: Sorcery, Witchcraft and Melanesian Economic Development

There are compelling reasons for development practitioners to see sorcery and witchcraft as a serious human rights issue, particularly when it leads to accus

Sorcery Cases in Papua New Guineas Village Courts: Legal Innovation Part IV

This In Brief argues that the repeal of Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Act 1971 has been functionally irrelevant for village courts, which face the issue of sorc

Using Mobile Phones to Track Anti-Witchcraft Violence in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief outlines the role new mobile phone– based research techniques can play in addressing this information deficit.

New Draft National Action Plan to Address Sorcery Accusation–Related Violence in Papua New Guinea

In 2013, widespread publicity given to the deaths of two women accused of witchcraft in Papua New Guinea (PNG) drew international and national attention to t

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