Rose Kautoke
Position:
Assistant Crown Counsel
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​Rose Lesley Kautoke is currently undertaking the first ever Pacific Small Island Developing States Fellowship on Oceans 2016 which is a 1 year Fellowship in New York which commenced in January 2016. It is designed to help young professionals in Pacific Island Governments better understand the United Nations Processes relating to Oceans and Seas by preparing and equipping the fellows with the relevant skills to engage in negotiations and to assist their countries when engaging in these processes..
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(+676) 24-005
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Qualifications

LLB, University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu  (2010)
Professional Diploma in Legal Practice , University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2011)
Professional Diploma in Legal Drafting, University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2014)
Admitted as Law Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tonga (2011)
Commissioner for Oaths

Background

Ms. Rose Kautoke graduated with an LLB from the University of the South Pacific in 2010. While undergoing her PDLP programme she carried out her practical placement in the Crown Law Department in 2011. Ms. Kautoke  joined the Crown Law Department in August 2011 as a Legal Officer attache from the Ministry of Justice. She was laterally transferred  from the Ministry of Justice in 2012, and appointed Assistant Crown Counsel, a post which she presently holds. Ms. Kautoke was admitted as a Law Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tonga in 2011.

Experience

Ms. Kautoke is currently working on consolidating Tonga’s laws for law revision. Her other duties involves legal research, preparing brief and indictments for criminal matters, preparing legal opinions, and also interviewing applicants for adoption and guardianship application and writing Guardian Ad Litem  reports for the Supreme Court. She has appeared in a numerous number of criminal cases for the Crown. Ms. Kautoke also assists in looking after the Executive Support Services Sector of the office.

Areas of Practice

Legislative Drafting (Law Revision), Criminal Law, Family Law, International Law.

Recent Acts

Constitution of Tonga.pdf
Interpretation Act
Maritime Zones Act
Tonga Law Commission Act 2007
Anti-Corruption Commissioner Act 2007
Ombudsman Act
Electoral Act
Electoral Boundaries Commission Act
Electoral Commission Act
Government Act

Recent Subordinate

Cabinet Manual of His Majesty's Cabinet
Electoral Regulations
Electoral (Elections of Representatives of the Nobles) Regulations
Election Petition Rules 2016
Electoral Boundaries Regulations
Village Regulations
Niuatoputapu Villages Regulations
Districts (Animal Enclosure) Regulations
Legislative Assembly (Election of Representatives of the Nobles) Regulations
Rules of Procedure of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga

Recent Gazettes

Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No.4 of 2017
Gazette Extraordinary No.13 of 2017
Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No. 3 of 2017
Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No. 2 of 2017
Gazette Extraordinary No.2 of 2017
Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No.51 of 2016
Gazette Extraordinary No.50 of 2016
Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No.7 of 2016
Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No.8 of 2016
Gazette Supplement Extraordinary No.9 of 2016

Recent Bills