Former AG

Former Samoan AG outlines support for controversial bills

The Samoa Law Society claimed the government was seeking to pass three bills that would undermine the country's Constitution by removing the judicial primacy of the Supreme Court.

But in a statement distributed by the government, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff, said the purpose of the changes was to deal with the issue of access to legal justice for those who lose an appeal at the LTC.

He said at present once the LTC decided an appeal - any family that lost their case, had no further court to advance to.