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Wednesday 6 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Land Court ruled that a private money lender, the Wallaces, had no legal interest in the lease or in the proceeds of sale of a property lease held by Lucy Ana Ilaiu. In making the ruling the President of the Land Court, Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen warned that it is not open to persons to use legal processes, such as the procedure for lodging caveats, unreasonably or for improper purposes.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Georgian nationals who pleaded guilty to knowingly dealing with forged documents, after entering Tonga on stolen Greek passports, were each given two-years suspended prison sentences, and ordered to pay $1,000 pa'anga each to the Supreme Court today. They are ordered to leave Tonga within two weeks, ordered a Supreme Court judge in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 31 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A direction on the Tongan Supreme Court on how to process a civil case that was brought by the former Attorney General, John Cauchi against the Kingdom of Tonga is expected to be announced today, Friday, January 31. The trial by jury was halted in November because the failure of all concerned to sufficiently prepare for the trial had left the court and the jury in an "impossible position," the Chief Justice has stated.
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Monday 25 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A civil-jury trial hearing claims brought by Tonga's former Attorney General John Cauchi against the Government of Tonga is nearing an end as the evidence of witnesses called by the defendant was completed on 25 November, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Busby Kautoke told the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa this afternoon, that he was not aware of any move by government to force John Cauchi to resign from his Attorney General position in 2010.
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Tuesday 19 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-day civil jury trial to hear claims brought by John Cauchi, Tonga’s former Attorney General, against the Government of Tonga began at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on November 19.
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury trial of a suspended deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice, who is charged with manslaughter after a traffic accident, began at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week.
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Friday 12 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A court order has suspended Tonga's Minister of Police, lawyer Siosifa Tu’utafaiva, from practising law for one year, following a recommendation of a disciplinary committee of the Tonga Law Society.
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Law
Thursday 12 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As president of the Tonga Law Society, I wish to express my serious concern about the approval by Privy Council of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to inquire into reports that Government has attempted unduly to influence the independence of the judiciary, as conveyed in a media release of the Prime Minister's Office on 5 August 2010.- Laki Niu, President, Tonga Law Society, 11 August 2010
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Thursday 17 November 2005
USA
I read about other's urgency to change the kingdom before the new king is crowned. Whether it is sooner or later, it will be the day history will judge us by how well we take care of the kingdom during our watch. Long term peace is never an accident. - TamaFoa
Wednesday 19 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two days of camping at Pangai Si'’i in central Nuku'alofa, without receiving a response from Cabinet, Tonga's Constitutional change campaigner, Laki Niu, stepped up his call for democratic changes to the Tongan Constitution today by marching with 30 supporters to the parliament house.
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Friday 18 June 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two prisoners who suffered abuse in Tonga's Hu'atolitoli Prison had escaped under duress a Judge has declared, after accepting unchallenged evidence that the two had been tortured by the Prison authorities.
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Wednesday 11 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government gagged Press Freedom when it amended Clause 7 of the Tongan Constitution last year, Laki Niu, the President of the Tongan Law Society, told Tongan media operators on February 9.
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Law
Saturday 26 September 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
It was important for Tonga to make up its mind on whether to link its legal practices to the British legal system or to the Australian and New Zealand legal system, Laki Niu, the president of the Tongan Law Society told a dinner to mark the end of the 1998 Tonga Court of Appeal.
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