Top judge hits out at Samoa’s return to corporal punishment

Two farmers were produced at the Savusavu Magistrates Court yesterday. Picture: FILE

A Samoa Supreme Court judge has told a United Nations body the government’s decision to allow teachers to use “reasonable force” in schools is a backward step. Speaking as a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Judge Vui Clarence Nelson said the government had previously assured the UN that corporal […]

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