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The Etablissements de Saint Louis: Thirteenth-Century Law

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Most normative legal theorists explicitly or implicitly assert that their positions are true (or at least correct) and that inconsistent positions are false (or incorrect). Being is perceived as oughtness; the idea is perceived as goal and norm of making and doing. Customary law has perhaps fared worst from a lack of political will promoting its vigorous implementation.18 Most Pacific jurisdictions have constitutions that provide for the application of customary law.19 The extent to which they do so varies.20 Arguably the Constitution of Vanuatu is the most forceful in its advocacy of custom and yet judicial interpretation there has whittled down its status as a source of law there.

Pages: 224

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (September 1, 1996)

ISBN: 0812233506

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