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OACPS to support Vanuatu draft resolution seeking climate justice at UN court

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By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola The 79 member states of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) have indicated that...

Vanuatu climate court action gathers wave of support

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A campaign by the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu for the world's top court to take a stance on protecting people from climate...

Appointment of Kiribati’s Attorney-General as acting Chief Justice ‘weakens democracy and transparency’, says anti-corruption...

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Fears over democratic decline have intensified in Kiribati after the appointment of the country's attorney-general to the position of acting chief justice. Tetiro Semilota has...

Kiribati law corrosion in Canberra’s sight

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Australian government officials are working to bolster Canberra's relationship with Kiribati as the rule of law corrodes in the Pacific nation. The foreign affairs department's...

Kiribati government’s treatment of its judiciary a concern says NZ Law Society

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The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa is concerned at the Kiribati Government's treatment of its judiciary. The government last week appointed...

Kiribati controversy as Attorney General becomes acting chief justice

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The separation of powers crisis in Kiribati escalated on Friday, with the Pacific country’s attorney general, Tetiro Semilota, appointed acting chief justice. Semilota was sworn...

INTERVIEW: Connection between human rights and climate change ‘must not be denied’

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Ian Fry, Australian National University Professor and Tuvalu’s former ambassador for Climate Change for over 21 years, was appointed in May by the UN...

American Samoans fighting for U.S citizenship denied high court audience

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The U.S Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether American Samoans have full U.S citizenship at birth, a dispute that would have given...

Three more NZ judges to face tribunal in Kiribati, as Mahuta warns of ‘constitutional...

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Kiribati will put another three New Zealand judges before a tribunal for misconduct, as Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta warns of “constitutional issues” in the...

Provisions ‘ambiguous’: Fiji Times Editor-in-chief

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The Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley says he has to live under the ambiguous provisions of the Media Industry Development Act (MIDA) 2010 “from...

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