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Solomon Islands: Adoption Act Amended to Enhance Requirements for Intercountry Adoptions

(Mar. 15, 2017) On February 21, 2017, the National Parliament of Solomon Islands voted to pass the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016. (Press Release, National Parliament of Solomon Islands, Parliament Passes the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Feb. 23, 2017); Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016, National Parliament of Solomon Islands website.) The Bill, which amends the Adoption Act 2004, […]

Solomon Islands: Government Endorses Mining Revenue Transparency Initiative

(Sept. 13, 2011) The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and the Treasury, Gordon Darcy Lilo, announced that the government had endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at a regional conference held in Dili, Timor-Leste, from August 25-27, 2011. (Solomon Islands Endorses EITI, SOLOMON TIMES ONLINE (Aug. 29, 2011).) The EITI “sets a global standard […]

Solomon Islands: Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Commence Hearings

(Mar. 10, 2010) On March 5, 2010, it was reported that the first public hearings of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission would take place beginning March 9, 2010. (First TRC Public Hearing Next Week, SOLOMON TIMES, Mar. 5, 2010, available at The Commission was officially established by the government in April 2009. […]

Solomon Islands: Parliament Scheduled

(Dec. 2, 2007) The SOLOMON TIMES has reported that the Governor-General, Sir Nathanial Waena, issued a proclamation scheduling a parliamentary session. The Solomon Islands is currently at a political impasse, with the current Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, refusing to call a session of parliament. Under Waena's proclamation, parliament will sit on December 13, 2007. (Governor […]