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Pitcairn Supreme Court Meets in Auckland

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Sunday 17 April The Pitcairn Supreme Court has begun hearing submissions which will decide whether English law was properly promulgated on Pitcairn. 

This question was to have been raised by Defense counsel during last years trial of the seven Pitcairn men but was deferred to a later date.  Six of the seven men were sentenced with guilty verdict by the Supreme Court but their convictions were not entered until the court had met to consider the argument. 

Today, this argument began in  the Pitcairn Supreme Court which met in the Papakura District Court in Auckland, New Zealand. The courtroom was linked to Pitcairn via satellite video. Approximately 16 Islanders watched today's hearing which lasted approximately 5 hours.

The legal arguments continues tomorrow and is expected to last all week.

 

 

 

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