Periodic Human Rights Review

OHCHR commends Samoa for rights report

Catherine Phuong was in Samoa when its first Periodic Human Rights Review was released.

It was issued by the Office of the Ombudsman under its role as the National Human Rights Institution.

The report highlighted many issues such as gender inequality and abuse, the rights of children and the state of local prisons.

Ms Phuong says the report and the rights focus of the Ombudsman mark a great time for Samoa and the region.