“Urgent cases concerning liberty or personal safety will continue to be heard virtually by the Court”

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23 March 2022 Apia Samoa. The Registrar of the Court Moliei Simi-Vaai has issued a public notice to confirm the Courts will close for the lockdown period, however, the Court can and will be able to hear urgent cases virtually.

“Urgent cases concerning liberty or personal safety will continue to be heard virtually by the Court”.

The Ministry of Justice CEO gives a contact phone number 7522021 for urgent matters.

“If there is any matter scheduled to be called in Court during the period of the SOE lockdown that requires urgent attention, the lawyers or parties are to contact the Registrar in the first instance”.

The notice is published in verbatim below:

PUBLIC NOTICE

Further to the extension of the State of Emergency Order for the next 14 days, the public is hereby advised that;

  1. The Courts at Mulinuu and Tuasivi and Registries will be closed until SOE orders are lifted.
  2. All matters scheduled in the next 14 days for the Supreme Court and District Court at Mulinuu and Tuasivi are deferred until further notice.
  3. The sitting of the Court of Appeal on 28th and 29th March 2022 is now vacated.
  4. The Court will issue new event dates in due course.
  5. Urgent cases concerning liberty or personal safety will continue to be heard virtually by the Court.
  6. If there is any matter scheduled to be called in Court during the period of the SOE lockdown that requires urgent attention, the lawyers or parties are to contact the Registrar in the first instance.

For urgent matters, please contact phone number 7522021.

Respectfully,

Moliei Simi Vaai

CEO/REGISTRAR OF THE COURT