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dc.contributor.authorRuru, Jacinta
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 327-345, 2005.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThis article provides a glimpse into how historical and current legislation has attempted to grapple with the practice of customary family law by the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa/New Zealand. It focuses on examining family law in two contexts: marriage and property ownership; and children and legal parenthood. The analysis provides an interesting insight into the interplay between customary law and statute law. The impact of colonization upon indigenous peoples and the practice of their law, and how governments today choose to recognize and provide for indigenous peoples is a policy issue prevalent in many of the British colonized lands. This article concludes that a comprehensive review of the nature and extent to which legislation should provide for Maori customary law is required in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The haphazard approach of current years is insufficient.en_NZ
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Law, Policy and the Familyen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectCustomary lawen_NZ
dc.subjectFamily Lawen_NZ
dc.subjectIndigenous peopleen_NZ
dc.titleIndigenous Peoples and Family Law: Issues in Aotearoa/New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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