17 Sep 2019

Samoa appoints three new judges to Lands and Titles Court

1:12 pm on 17 September 2019

Samoa's Judiciary Commission has appointed three new judges to the Lands and Titles Court.

Tuautu Kalepo, Leilua Opapo and Leu Alani.

Tuautu Kalepo, Leilua Opapo and Leu Alani. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Tipi Autagavaia

This follows the suspension of three judges from the court pending a justice ministry investigation into allegations regarding a decision the three were involved in.

The new judges are Tuautu Kalepo Tuautu who is the former head of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages office, Leilua Opapo Soanai, a former Congregational Christian Church minister, and Leu Alani Ulia, who was one of the assessors of the Lands and Titles court.