World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Solomons ponders refugee status for Moti

Solomons ponders refugee status for Moti

The Solomon Islands Immigration Minister Peter Chanel says the suspended Attorney General may be able to enter the country as a refugee.

Julian Moti is facing child sex charges in Australia and has had his Australian passport cancelled when he was briefly held in Papua New Guinea last week.

Moves have been afoot to give Mr Moti a Solomons passport after PNG refused to extradite Mr Moti to Australia.

But the Solomon Islands immigration minister says Mr Moti is not eligible for a passport.

“Under our criteria, he’s not qualified. But then if you look at the refugee status, if he’s to be declared a stateless person then we can look at where the UN comes in with regards to refugee status and where Solomon Islands law applies.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

ALSO:

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC