Tonga
(1,269 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1974

H. H. Marshall1

The Kingdom of Tonga is an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth. Sometimes known as the Tonga or Friendly Islands, Tonga ceased to be a British protected state and became independent on 4 June 1970, by virtue of the Tonga Act 1970 of the United Kingdom (c. 22) s. 1.

I. CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM

1. Nationality

The Nationality Act (Law of Tonga Revised Edition, 1967, Cap. 32) makes provision for Tonga na…

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H. H. Marshall, “Tonga”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_01TON>
First published online: 2018



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