The Current Convening #3 Tabu/Tapu – Who Owns the Ocean? A collaboration with TBA21-Academy Day 1 Session 1 Introduction & case studies presentation

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The Current Convening #3 Tabu/Tapu – Who Owns the Ocean? A collaboration with TBA21-Academy Day 1 Session 1 Introduction & case studies presentation

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Fri 26 Jan 2018, 1.30 - 2.45 pm
The Single Screen, Blk 43 Malan Rd

Coinciding with NTU CCA Singapore’s current exhibition The Oceanic, featuring contributions by TBA21–Academy The Current Fellows from the first cycle of expeditions (2015–17), Convening #3 marks the culmination of inquiries on the vessel Dardanella to the Pacific archipelagos of Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea; the Tuamotus in French Polynesia; and the Lau Island Group in Fiji.

1.30pm
Introduction

1.45pm
Case Study by Taholo Kami (Tonga/Fiji), Special Advisor, Pacific Partnerships and International Civil Society, COP23 Presidency Secretariat of the Fijian government

2.15pm
Case Study by Dr Hervé Raimana Lallemant-Moe (French Polynesia), Law Department, University of French Polynesia

The Reconciliation of Law and Traditions in French Polynesia: The Case of Rāhui Case Study by Dr Hérve Raimana Lallemant-Moe
On 5 October 2017, the law in French Polynesia, as per the new environment code, article LP. 2122-1, defines the rāhui as " aland or marine space on which unwritten rules triggered by a resource management imperative, are applied in a traditional way." Polynesian people always used rāhui in our islands, but it is the first time that local law explicitly recognises this mechanism as an official means to protect the environment. For many years, the principle was only to copy what was applied in more economically developed states, like France for example. This return of traditional ways into the French Polynesian legal system is surprising and we must ask ourselves if this is a new beginning for a more inclusive way of thinking local and international law to protect our environment.

Date

2018-01-26

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Convening #3 marks the culmination of inquiries on the vessel Dardanella to the Pacific archipelagos of Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea; the Tuamotus in French Polynesia; and the Lau Island Group in Fiji.

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Onsite (CCA)

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Citation

“The Current Convening #3 Tabu/Tapu – Who Owns the Ocean? A collaboration with TBA21-Academy Day 1 Session 1 Introduction & case studies presentation,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 7, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2410.