Vanuatu’s Family Protection Act: Contextualisation, Resistance and Implementation


Over the past 10 years, many Pacific Island countries and territories have been amending their laws to address the issue of domestic violence. Vanuatu was the first Pacific Island country to put in place targeted legislation with the passage of the Family Protection Act in 2008. This In Brief discusses how the legislation responds to the Vanuatu context, the resistance to its introduction and some challenges regarding its implementation.

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Submitted by Toksave
March 23, 2021
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