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Friday 9 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Justice Ford at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court, July 7 reserved his decision on whether a civil defamation should be heard by a jury or by a judge.
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Wednesday 9 June 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Mr Justice Ford on June 8 dismissed charges of theft and house breaking after prosecution witnesses failed to appear in court for the trial.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. How does Tonga’s law treat young offenders while protecting the Rights of the Child? Matangi Tonga discovers that Tonga’s children are exposed to the full extent of adult punishments —from whippings to incarceration, while the youngest offenders might suffer both before being isolated from society and taken to serve long terms on a tiny offshore prison island. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.