Final plenary on draft federal constitution underway

THE final plenary on the Solomon Islands Draft Federal Constitution is underway in Honiara after its opening this week on Monday, May 28.

This is the last joint meeting of the Constitutional Congress (CC) and the Eminent Persons Advisory Council (EPAC) who were mandated to promulgate a proposed Federal Constitution for Solomon Islands.

The meeting’s main focus is to endorse and bless the 2017 Final Draft Federal Constitution after it was refined by the Professional Legal Draftsman, Dr Philip Knight from Canada.

Director of the Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) Philip Houlia said members will go through the entire document page by page before endorsing it as true and exact records of their work for the last 10 years.

Mr Houlia said the endorsed document will be handed over to the Prime Minister who is also the Minister for Constitutional Affairs at the conclusion of the current meeting.

The meeting concludes on June 22.


Group photo of the members of the Constitutional Congress and the Eminent Persons Advisory Council.

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