Michael Dishington Scott

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Michael Dishington Scott is Chief Justice of Tonga.

Scott is a British national with a long career in the Pacific.[1] He has previously served as a judge in Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, and served for 14 years as a judge on the High Court of Fiji.[2] As a High Court judge in Fiji, in Yabaki v President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, he ruled that the interim government established in the wake of the 2000 Fijian coup d'état was legal.[3] This ruling was later overturned on appeal.[4] From 2004 to 2007 he was a judge of the Fijian Court of Appeal.[2]

He was appointed Chief Justice of Tonga in August 2010, replacing Anthony Ford.[2] He assumed the role on September 27, 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chief Justice Scott starts today". Matangi Tonga. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Appointment Of Chief Justice Of Tonga". Scoop Media. 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ Yabaki v President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands (2001) FJHC 116.
  4. ^ Yabaki v President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands (2003) FJCA 3.