Question 1. Hassall, Etzioni and Weber/Hughes each provide theories that can be used to help explain weaknesses in the legitimacy of the rule of law in the Pacific region.
Explain one theory that can be used to explain weaknesses in the legitimacy of the law developed by each author and provide one example that illustrates each theory. Examples can be drawn from Fiji.
Question 2. Critically discuss, using examples, how post-colonial and feminist critiques can be used to identify weaknesses in the operation of the law in the Pacific region. Examples can be drawn from fiji.
Question 3. Using theories from the course material, explain three (3) key strategies for improving the performance of the law and provide an example for how each strategy can be used. Examples can be drawn from fiji.
Explain your position:
1. A provision for reserved seats for women in Parliament should be stated in the Constitution.
2. The law should not provide for constituency development funds that are administered by members of Parliament.
3. Abortion should be legalized.
4. Candidates standing for election to public office should be required to meet minimum educational requirements.
5. All Bills should go through a delay of at least 30 days between the first reading and the second reading to allow for public consultation and input.
Your answer should be based in the Pacific Island jurisdiction of your choice. As well as providing clear reasons for your position, your answer should take into account possible opposing views and explain why these views are not persuasive.