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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has stepped up its efforts to curb domestic violence with a new ‘Access to Justice Project’ legal centre launched last Friday, 8 December, that will provide free legal advice and support to survivors, as complaints of domestic violence continue to rise. It is the first in the Pacific Islands.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The "Law and Good Leadership" is this year's theme for Tonga Law Week, which runs until November 10 in Tongatapu.
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Monday 25 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cooperation at regional and international level is essential for fighting the unique challenges cybercrime presents to the peoples of the Pacific and the entire world, Tonga’s Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen told the opening of a cybercrime training session today, September 25.
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Responding to social media commentary, Tonga's Acting Attorney General 'Aminiasi Kefu came out to set the record straight that the King's personal Royal prerogative to dissolve Tonga’s Legislative Assembly "is not limited by law and any legal action taken against this dissolution will be dismissed immediately by the Courts." He was responding to views circulated by Lopeti Senituli, a former Government CEO, who was urging the government to take legal action against the King's decision.
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Friday 4 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Law Week from November 7-11 this year will focus on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Attorney General's Office said.
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Tuesday 15 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-day workshop on cross border dispute resolution in the Pacific Islands and International Trade was held in Nuku'alofa on Tuesday, 15 September.
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Tuesday 18 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day local training program for Magistrates, prosecutors and legal professionals began on Tuesday, 18 August to strengthen and improve the judiciary in Tonga held under the Pacific Judicial Development Program (PJDP).
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Wednesday 5 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Finau Sisifa (39) has been appointed as the new Solicitor General serving for three-years at the Attorney General's office in Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 21 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Justices of the Peace were sworn in at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, on Wednesday, 18 June.
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Friday 20 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General Neil Adsett has announced he is stepping down, stating that, “I confirm that I am finishing up soon as Attorney General in Tonga. It is the right time now for a Tongan lawyer to take over, especially with important cabinet meetings, parliament sessions and elections later this year.”
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Wednesday 13 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s landmark Family Protection Act 2013 is expected to come into force in mid 2014 with the aim to provide greater protection from domestic violence, which is increasing in Tonga by introducing a new area of protection orders.
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Wednesday 18 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s recently passed Family Protection Bill 2013 is at the forefront of a 'Family Violence and Youth Justice Workshop' being held in Nuku'alofa this week to provide the judiciary and stakeholders with a better understanding of the new bill, that will help tackle the increasing problem of family violence.
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Friday 6 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s landmark Family Protection Bill 2013 passed by the Legislative Assembly of Tonga on September 4, after three weeks of heavy debate, will help the police to deal with family violence that is increasing in Tonga. It now awaits the assent of the King and is expected to be enacted next year.
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Wednesday 22 May 2013

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An important development in Tonga's criminal justice system, which will allow offenders to carry out Community Service under police supervision, will provide an alternative sentence to a jail term. Community service orders in most cases are imposed on first time offenders and young offenders.
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Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Family Protection Bill 2013 will provide protection orders that will quickly and firmly stop a significant crime in Tonga - a crime that has killed four women and left others hospitalized due to severe beatings from either their partners or husbands. By Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A disciplinary committee of the Tonga Law Society that is challenging a Senior Law Practitioner and Cabinet Minister, Siosifa Tu'utafaiva, has not received his written submission in regards to alleged professional misconduct that was due in February.
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Friday 15 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Seabed Minerals Bill 2012 is expected to be introduced to Tonga's Parliament in July-August this year and Tonga's Attorney General hopes that the bill will be available for public comment before it is finalized.
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A landmark Family Protection Bill is set to be introduced to Tonga's Parliament soon and is currently undergoing public consultations.
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Monday 14 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two workshops on Anti-money Laundering, and the Combating of Terrorist Financing were opened in Nuku'alofa this morning, May 14.
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Tuesday 29 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mentally disturbed patient, suffering from schizophrenia, was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to 23 years in prison by Justice Robert Shuster at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on 24 November.
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