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Tokelau. 2009 ‘Governance of Tokelau 2008.’ How Tokelau is Governed. Tokelau: Council of Elders, General Fono and Council for the Ongoing Government for Tokelau. 30 July

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Governance of Tokelau 2008

Law:
The legislation and judicial systems are based on the Tokelau Act, 1948, and its amendments. A major law reform project is continuing; its purpose is to ensure that Tokelau has a coherent body of law which responds to current needs and gives due recognition to local custom. The villages have the statutory power to enact their own laws covering village affairs. Civil and criminal jurisdiction is exercised by commissioners and the New Zealand high court.

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