Adoption in Nauru

  • Unaisi Narawa
Part of the The World of Small States book series (WSS, volume 5)


As elsewhere in the Pacific, adoption in Nauru reflects the pluralism of its legal system and also its colonial past. While some amendments to the formal law have been made, there are still gaps and inconsistencies that need to be addressed and while the welfare of the child is a central concern in both formal and customary adoption, resource constraints mean that de facto practice cannot always meet the guiding principles of national and international law.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Unaisi Narawa
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  1. 1.Parliament of NauruYarenNauru

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