Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030.
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Friday 27 September 2019
A three-year Tonga Justice Sector Support Program was launched on September 26 with the aim of developing more inclusive, sustainable and responsive good governance, with law and order.
Sunday 22 April 2007
I simply wish to thank you for your continuous coverage of the cases involving those PRs who by all means sought to identify themselves with the destruction of Nuku'alofa on 16/11. There is a sense in which the PRs directly involved with the events of 16/11 ought to be extremely thankful that their rights as Tongan citizens have been apparently upheld throughout the current situation in our country. I would think that if the claim that the Tongan government has been dictatorial and oppressive was to be substantiated in any way, that their treatment could have been altogether different from what they are given up to now. - Rev Dr Ma'afu'otu'itonga Palu
Friday 2 July 2004
Tonga's Chief Justice, Mr Justice Gordon Ward left Tonga at the end of June to take up a position as the chairman of the Court of Appeal in Fiji. Mr Justice Ward was interviewed by Pesi Fonua on 25 June 2004 a few days before leaving for Fiji. In this interview the Chief Justice notes that Tonga's law is quite clear on the exercise of the king's prerogative power; he also comments on the loss of Tonga's Statutes of Application to British law that has left Tonga with serious gaps in its laws that are only now being identified.