The Sorcery Act dilemma


In this talk, Nick Schwarz examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Sorcery Act and presents the most common questions and objections raised by Papua New Guineans.

Nick Schwarz is an Australian working in the Melanesian Institute research department. He spent his first 16 years growing up in Papua New Guinea (1969-1985), and returned to work at MI in 2009. He has Masters degrees in physiotherapy (Griffith University) and in health and international development (Flinders University).

This podcast is from the landmark Sorcery and witchcraft-related killings conference hosted by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s State, Society and Governance and Melanesia program and Regulatory Institutions Network on 5-7 June 2013. 

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