Friday, 27 April 2007 3:21 PM

Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 riots

The Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 riots in Honiara will have a four member panel with two prominent nationals from Papua New Guinea.

The Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 riots in Honiara will have a four member panel with two prominent nationals from Papua New Guinea.

Mr. Sogavare says that Mr. Brunton a former Judge of the National Court of Justice of Papua New Guinea will be chairman of the Commission of Inquiry. In a press statement, Mr. Sogavare states Mr Brunton had been Dean of the University of Papua New Guinea Law Faculty and former Chairman of PNG Law Reform Commission.

The former Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Noel Levi is the other PNG counterpart.
The other two members are veteran politician and a former Speaker of Parliament Waeta Ben Tabusasi and Charles Levo a prominent legal practitioner who had served on the Executive Committee of the Solomon Islands Bar Association.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sogavare has called for cooperation from the members of the public to provide information to the Commission of Inquiry.

The Prime Minister states that the Government's effort into the Commission of Inquiry is to eradicate malpractice.

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