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Read more at: New book published by Dr Shaun Larcom: Legal Dissonance
New book published by Dr Shaun Larcom: Legal Dissonance

New book published by Dr Shaun Larcom: Legal Dissonance

27 July 2015

Papua New Guinea’s two most powerful legal orders — customary law and state law —undermine one another in criminal matters. This phenomenon, called legal dissonance, partly explains the low level of personal security found in many parts of the country.