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Public Prosecutor v Sablan.

Lunabek, Vincent
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) VUSC 37; Criminal Case No 020 of 2003 (3rd July). Supreme Court of the Republic of Vanuatu. Downloaded 15 November 2005.

2. The victim girl was seriously affected. It was very painful for her to give evidence against her father
doing the trial. Since there is no specific confinement scheme in Vanuatu, I consider it is essential to protect
the defendant, the victim daughter, the family and the community, to adjourn the matter to consider and
explore a restorative justice process based on custom, village and traditional “welfare or social support”
under Section 20(3) of the Penal Code Act [CAP 135] and Section 119 of the Criminal Procedure Code Act
[CAP. 136]. (excerpt)


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