A british colony of fifty inhabitants in the pacific ocean pitcairn island was settled by the bounty mutineers and nineteen polynesians in 1790 in 2004 six pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offenses against girls and young women committed over a thirty year period in what appears to have been a culture of sexual abuse on the island. Justice legality and the rule of law lessons from the pitcairn prosecutions ed by dawn oliver oxford oxford university press wwwoupcom 2009 xxiv 295 pp isbn 9780199568666 gbp50. In 2004 six pitcairn men were convicted of numerous offences against girls and young women but what right did the british government have to initiate these prosecutions was it fair given that no laws had been published on the island indeed what law was there on this island this book explores the issues raised by the pitcairn case. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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