NUMBER 23 / 1985
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
is presently on the staff of the Law Faculty of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She recently completed her dissertation, The Broken Stairways to Consensus: Village Justice and State Courts in Minangkabau (Catholic University, Nijmegen, 1984) - it will be reviewed in a forthcoming issue of JLP. Together with Franz von Benda-Beckmann she has recently completed a half year of field research on Ambon, Indonesia, concerning indigenous and state systems of social security. She has contributed to JLP in the past. See “About the Contributors” in issue 19 for fuller particulars.
GOVAERT C.J.J. VAN DEN BERGH
is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of JLP. See “About the Contributors” in issue 22 for further particulars.
practices law in Ottawa. After studying political science at the Université de Montréal he received his law degree from McGill University in 1973. From 1975-1979 he was counsel and research director of Heritage Canada Foundation, and from 1979-1982 Senior Counsel of Inuit Tapirisat of Canada. Since returning to private practice in 1982 he continues to represent a number of Inuit and Indian organisations. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in legal journals.
is Lecturer in the Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Kent in Canterbury. He received his doctorate in social anthropology at Cambridge University. He has taught at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and has done research in Ghana and Nigeria; his research interests are in migration, trade, urbanisation, and the role of the state, especially in West Africa. He is author of The Yoruba Today (Cambridge University Press, 1980).
is Assistant Director of the Law of the Sea Institute at the School of Law of the University of Hawaii. She did graduate work in Southeast Asian Studies and in anthropology at Yale University, and received her J.D. from the University of Hawaii in 1984.
is Reader in social anthropology at the Universidade do Sao Paulo. She studied social anthropology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and received her doctorate in Human Sciences at the Universidade de Sao Paulo in 1984. In addition to articles on customary and official law in Brazil, she is the author of a book on inheritance of land among Brazilian peasants (Os Herdeiros da Terra, Sao Paulo, 1978) and co-author of books on agrarian problems and fetes in rural Brazil (Evolucao, Recente e Situaçao Actual de Agricultura Brasileira, Brasilia, 1979; A Morte e os Mortos na Sociedade Brasileira, Sao Paulo, 1983).
is associated with the Institute of Folk Law of the Catholic University of Nijmegen. She received her training in anthropology and her doctorate in law (1981) from that university. Together with her husband, Herman Slaats, she carried out legal anthropological research on kinship and adat law in the Karo Batak society of North Sumatra (Indonesia) between 1973 and 1978; they conducted a follow-up study in 1984. They are presently engaged in the study of legal pluralism and the interaction of legal systems in Indonesia. Their publications include their combined dissertation Grondenrecht en zijn Verwezenlijking in de Karo Batakse Dorpssamenleving (Land Law and its Realization in Karo Batak Village Society, with a summary in Indonesian and English) (1981), and Some Notes on Administering Justice in Karoland, North Sumatra, Indonesia (1983).
is a staff member of the Institute of Folk Law of the Catholic University of Nijmegen. He studied law at that university, receiving his doctorate in 1981. His research and writing has been conducted together with his wife, Karen Portier.
is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of JLP. He is Director of the Institute of Folk Law of the Catholic University of Nijmegen, and Executive Secretary of the Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism. He received his doctorate in law in 1980, with a dissertation entitled Juristen en de Studie van Volksrecht in Nederlands-Indi en Anglofoon Afrika (Lawyers and the Study of Folk Law in the Dutch East Indies and Anglophone Africa). He conducted legal anthropological research on Lombok, Indonesia, in the period 1971-1973. He has written on litigation on Lombok and on legal pluralism in the Netherlands. He is presently conducting field research on the indigenous system of law and dispute settlement of Moluccan immigrants in the Netherlands.
is an editor of JLP and a frequent contributor. See “About the Contributors” in issue 21 for fuller particulars.