Essay about Western Model Court System Structure

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For a small country setting like Palau, the independent of their Judiciary is always going to be a challenge. Using the case study of Hatohobei State with only 25 people living on it. It has its own constitution, a 9 member legislator, a Governor, a Lieutenant Governor, traditional leader, legislative clerk, a treasurer, an Island Projects Supervisor and two island maintenance officials.
Whether the Hatohobei state court would remain impartial when one family members or close relatives turn up for a court hearing would be a challenge given its strong sociocultural environment. Could this western model court system structure be still effective in this case? The introduction of their traditional peacemaking process might work better for them, and to the extent only major disputes may then refer to this modern court system.
Also, Palau has been regarded as one of the top premier diving destination with unspoiled beauty and rich marine environment . Similar to any small island country, it has its own legal system that determine to increase foreign investment while simultaneously preserving its cultural and economic heritage from over exploitation . But, foreign investors will always finding it risky because the Palau constitution Article V, Section 2 states that the Palau “statute prevail only to the extent it is not conflict to the underlying principles of their traditional law”. Also, investors need to aware the possibility of conflicting claims from land owned by clans and…

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