Solomon Islands’ Constitution of 1978 with Amendments through 2014

Judicial Independence

Article 12. […] b. for the purpose of protecting the reputations, rights and freedoms of other persons or the private lives of persons concerned in legal proceedings, preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, maintaining the authority and independence of the courts, or regulating the administration or the technical operation of telephony, telegraphy, posts, wireless, broadcasting or television. […]

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

Article 117. 1. There shall be a Judicial and Legal Service Commission for Solomon Islands. 2. The members of the Commission shall be— a. the Chief Justice, who shall be Chairman of the Commission; b. the Attorney-General; c. the Chairman of the Public Service Commission; d. the President of the Bar Association; and e. two other members. 3. The two members referred to in paragraph (e) of subsection (2) shall be appointed by the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.[5] 4. The office of the member of the Commission appointed under the preceding subsection shall become vacant— a. at the expiration of three years from the date of his appointment; b. if he becomes a member of Parliament or a public officer other than a judge of the High Court or the Court of Appeal; or c. if he is removed from office in accordance with Section 126 of this Constitution.

Attorney General’s Office

Article 42. 1. There shall be an Attorney-General whose office shall be a public office and who shall be the principal legal adviser to the Government. 2. The Attorney-General shall be appointed by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister. 3. No person shall be qualified to hold the office of Attorney-General unless he is entitled to practise in Solomon Islands as an advocate or as a barrister and solicitor. 4. If the Minister responsible for justice is not a person entitled to practise in Solomon Islands as an advocate or as a barrister and solicitor, the person holding the office of Attorney-General shall be entitled to take part in the proceedings of Parliament as adviser to the Government: Provided that he shall not be entitled to vote in Parliament or in any election for the office of Prime Minister.

Human Rights Council

Reimagining justice: confronting contemporary challenges to the independence of judges and lawyers, June 26, 2023

General Assembly

Judicial independence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, October 14, 2022

Human Rights Council

Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession, June 21, 2022

General Assembly

Participation of women in the administration of justice, October 13, 2021

Human Rights Council

Report on Impact and challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for independent justice, June 28, 2021

General Assembly

Report on Disciplinary Proceedings Against Judges, October 15, 2020

Human Rights Council

Report: Independence of Public Prosecutors, Corruption and Human Rights, July 13, 2020

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors