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Legal System

The legal system of the Solomon Islands is a hybrid of local customary law and British Common Law. The court structure in the country broadly follows a three tier model comprised of local and magistrates’ courts, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. The Fiji Court of Appeal is the final court of appeal for many countries in the region including the Solomon Islands. Alongside this is a separate customary court system which predominately deals with land and minor local disputes. These courts are recognised by the constitution as an important part of the Solomon Islands’ legal system. The Land Appeal Court is a customary court set up to hear appeals from the local courts on land issues.

Legal organisations in Solomon Islands
Public Solicitor’s Office