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Statement From Nauru Justice Department On Sacking Of Magistrate

This is the media statement from the Nauru Department of Justice on the sacking and deportation of Peter Law, the Resident Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court.

The statement alleges inappropriate behaviour, drunk and disorderly behaviour, interference in cases and dereliction of duty.

Law was sacked and deported from Nauru yesterday. He was due to hear a case involving asylum seekers charged over riots at the Australian detention centre in July last year. He has indicated he will sue the Nauru government over the allegations contained in the media release.

Nauru’s president, Baron Waqa, also banned Geoffrey Eames, the Australian-based Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Eames attempted to prevent the deportation of Law, only to have his own visa cancelled. [Read more…]