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The culture of consent and traditional punishments under customary law

By Shelley Bielefeld

Abstract

Traditional punishments are still common amongst traditional indigenous communities in Australia - administration of traditional punishments raises the issues of whether those involved in the process should be charged under Anglo-Australian law - it is recommended that the criminal law of assault should be developed to accommodate traditional punishments carried out under Aboriginal customary law

Topics: Tradition punishments; traditional Indigenous communities; customary law, Criminal Law, Jurisdiction, Law, Legal History
Publisher: ePublications@SCU
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:epubs.scu.edu.au:law_pubs-1101
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