Author Archives: Miranda Forsyth

Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra

This three day multi-disciplinary conference focused on the negative social consequences of belief in sorcery and witchcraft in Melanesia (the conference booklet with program, abstracts and speakers is available here).  Approximately half the speakers were from PNG, Vanuatu and Solomon … Continue reading

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Second Chance for Pacific Island Countries to Avoid the Intellectual Property Straightjacket

Last week it was reported that the World Trade Organisation’s TRIPS Council have given Least Developed Countries (LDCs) an exemption from implementing any intellectual property laws until 2021. So what does this mean for the Pacific Islands?  Simply put, it … Continue reading

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