Is Legal Pluralism an Obstacle to Human Rights? Considerations from the South Pacific

  title={Is Legal Pluralism an Obstacle to Human Rights? Considerations from the South Pacific},
  author={Sue Farran},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law},
  pages={105 - 77}
  • S. Farran
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Law
  • The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
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