Withdraw constitutional change: U.N. Human Rights Council

By Joyetter Feagaimaali'i 29 May 2020, 9:00PM

The United Nations Human Rights Council says changes to the Land and Titles Court (L.T.C.) will break with international standards of judicial independence and warned against amending the constitution to restructure the courts. 

The U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr Diego García-Sayán, wrote an open letter to the Samoan Government this week in which he expressed profound concerns for the bills’ potential impact on Samoan democracy.

By Joyetter Feagaimaali'i 29 May 2020, 9:00PM
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