Commonwealth Mission finds Nauru not flouting Rule of Law
The Government of Nauru has
welcomed the findings by the Commonwealth Secretariat putting to
rest outlandish claims about the nation's rule of law being
The Commonwealth Secretariat's political division team of Albert
Marina and Milner Tozaka toured Nauru last month at the invitation
of President Baron Waqa and found no issue with regard to claims
that the administration is failing to deliver due process.
Nauru's Justice Minister David Adeang says allegations by
disgruntled former Government employees as well as suspended MPs
have now been shown to be trumped up purely for political
"Time and again we have been seen to be doing the right thing
legally even if that does not fit the agenda of those who want to
cause as much harm to the ruling Government as they can."
"Back in June, we had the Secretary General of the Pacific Island
Forum Dame Meg Taylor coming to the same conclusions as the
Commonwealth Secretariat about our judicial processes and we hope
now the matter can rest."
"Suggestions that our justice systems is not independent remain
highly offensive particularly to the three highly respected judges
of the Nauru Supreme Court," said Minister Adeang
President Waqa hopes Nauru's traditional development partners will
continue to treat his nation with mutual respect and not try and
bully Nauru over unfounded claims of rule of law breaches.