13 Feb 2013

Samoa's AG refers sex offenders registry call to Law Reform Commission

7:41 am on 13 February 2013

Samoa's Attorney General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai has referred the call by Supreme Court judge, Justice Vui Clarence Nelson for a sex offenders' registry to the Law Reform Commission.

Aumua told the Samoa Observer the suggestion to establish such a registry is something that must be taken very seriously.

He says other countries have sex offender registries but whether it is appropriate to have one for Samoa is something that must be assessed.

Aumua adds that if it helps reduce sexual offending, then appropriate advice will be given to Cabinet for Samoa to have one.