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At UN, Micronesia denounces Japan plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

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The president of the Pacific island state of Micronesia denounced at the United Nations last Thursday Japan's decision to discharge what he called nuclear-contaminated...

Marshall Islands halt negotiations with U.S over nuclear testing legacy

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The Marshall Islands halted key negotiations with the U.S on Friday over ongoing grievances relating to nuclear testing dating back 70 years on the...

Kiribati opposition plans vote of no confidence against government

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The Kiribati opposition is planning to take its concerns over the actions of the government directly to the people. Opposition MP and Kiribati's founding president,...

UN Human Rights Commissioner expresses ‘shock’ over reports of Papua mutilations

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United Nations Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada Al- Nashif has expressed ‘shock’ over reports of West Papua mutilations at the 51st session...

Kiribati Government hits out again at judiciary

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The Government of Kiribati says it will soon have an acting chief justice in place, following the suspension of Chief Justice Bill Hastings. Currently Kiribati...

Kiribati has no judiciary and Australian lawyers are fired up

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The Albanese government has put great effort into repairing relations with Australia’s Pacific neighbours, which might explain its silence over what is happening in...

Democratic rights: Fiji’s 2013 Constitution protects military government decrees – Biman

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Instead of protecting the human rights of citizens, the 2013 Constitution protects military government decrees imposed before the 2014 General Election. National Federation Party (NFP)...

Kiribati suspends all Court of Appeal judges after row over attempts to deport High...

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Kiribati's government has dramatically escalated its campaign against the judiciary, suspending the country's three remaining senior judges after they blocked the deportation of High...

Biden administration urges Supreme Court not to take American Samoa citizenship case

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The Biden administration told the Supreme Court Monday that it should not take up a case about citizenship rights for American Samoa even though...

Kiribati government labels NZ judges as ‘very biased’, as crisis deepens

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Three New Zealand judges have been branded “very biased” by the Kiribati government, after a dramatic attempt to deport a fellow judge failed. In July,...

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Solomon Islands unhappy with indirect China references in draft agreement with Washington, insists it...

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Solomon Islands foreign minister Jeremiah Manele said veiled references to China in an American-led Pacific declaration were one of the reasons his country was...

UN chief: Countries bound for COP27 must make climate action ‘the top global priority’

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As government representatives begin the finalise the agenda for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month, for pre-COP planning in the Democratic...

Samoan Passengers forced to sleep on cold floor at Auckland Airport for hours

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More than 100 passengers - including elderly and young children - were forced to sit and sleep on the ground of a cold corridor...