Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 13:40
After 145 years of Rule of Law, the Tongan Parliament with majority votes of 18-0 on Thursday 15 October passed a bill to amend the Tongan Constitution by adding on a Clause 89A to allow undefined Tongan “tradition” to be used in decisions by courts and tribunals, without applying rules of evidence. There was no public consultation. The amendment goes to the King before it can be Gazetted. From the House by Pesi Fonua.