The Greenland criminal code and the limits to legal pluralism

The Greenland criminal code and the limits to legal pluralism
Pages: 79 - 94
Auteur(s) / Author(s): Elaine J. Schechter
Résumé:

Le code criminel groenlandais tenta d'incorporer les concepts inuit traditionnels de réhabilitation au système juridique danois. Cet article retrace l'évolution du code criminel groenlandais et examine quelle place fut laissée aux concepts groenlandais traditionnels. On y montre que malgré son idéologie de soutien à l'approche légale groenlandaise, l'administration de la justice est en fait,  et de plus en plus, le fruit d'une pensée juridique européenne.

 

Abstract:

The Greenland Criminal Code attempted to graft traditional Inuit concepts of rehabilitation onto the Danish system of laws and procedures. In this paper, the evolution of the Greenland Criminal Code is traced and the ways in which Greenlandic traditional concepts have been accommodated or otherwise are elucidated. It is argued that despite an ideology supporting maintenance of a Greenlandic legal perspective, the actual administration of justice in Greenland is increasingly a product of European legal thinking.