National Human Rights Institution

Samoa’s National Human Rights Institution launches its first State of Human Rights Report

The report dispels misconceptions that currently exist in Samoa about the nature and purpose of human rights and discusses the relationship between Fa’asamoa and the international human rights system, including the relationship between individual and community rights.

As the Ombudsman stated, “This report is very much for Samoa by Samoa … the weaving together of Fa’asamoa and human rights principles will make a stronger and more harmonious society.”