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Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Joshua Castellino and David Keane


The book examines the extent to which States in the Pacific region have put in place legislative and administrative measures designed to promote and protect the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples within their State. The book starts by identifying and classifying the various States in the region, and commenting on general trends that are visible across the region. This analysis includes Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Countries in the geographic boundaries of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. The region is assessed against human rights standards, and the extent to wh ... More

Keywords: legislative measures, administrative measures, minorities, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries, Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Castellino, author
Professor of Law and Head of Law Department at Middlesex University

David Keane, author
Lecturer in Law Department at Middlesex University