What value can Customary Law contribute to future International Environmental Legislation pertaining to Global Climate Change Adaptation? A Vanuatu case study

What value can Customary Law contribute to future International Environmental Legislation pertaining to Global Climate Change Adaptation? A Vanuatu case study

Description

Description: 

There is a significant body of research being conducted examining the role of Kastom. As this project is focusing on legal frameworks it will build on existing projects. Key components involve a literature review and conducting a series of interviews. This PhD will be by publication. This will mean that a series of academic journal articles will be written through the projects duration. 

This project will add value to understanding in terms of how Customary ( Kastom) Law  may be incorporated in to  international  environmental law pertaining to Global Climate Change Adaptation. As normative frameworks are failing to address this global threat, perhaps Kastom may hold some of the answers as to how people may be reconnected to their life supporting environments. 

Objectives: 
This body of research will be a continuum from the 2010 Tabwemasana Project where research was conducted on the aspects of sustainability on behalf of the local community. The study involved 444 local people including local chiefs.
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Project Contact: 

Kirsten Davies

Macquarie University
+61 2 9850 8334
kirsty.davies@mq.edu.au

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Project Information

Short Title: 
Customary law research project
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Start Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
End Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
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