Category: Politics

Samoa’s AG says, “Customary Land not under legal threat by Freehold Land laws”

“Our Customary Land is not under any legal threat from laws that oversee specifically freehold land. The LTRA 2008 does not have the effect of amending, repealing or adding to the provisions of Article 102 of the Constitution which specifically defines our customary land allowing all other legal protective measures to therefore by operation apply to it.”

Inquiry into Samoa’s Family Violence set for ‘public hearing’ phase – a first for Pacific

Starting in September in Samoa, the ‘public hearings’ phase of a human rights inquiry into family violence will take place across Savaii and Upolu. This particular phase of the 18-month Inquiry will last for...