Advisory Board

The Commission is assisted by an Advisory Board that convenes at least four times a year. The Board consists of 14 members, which includes 4 members appointed by the Head of State on the advice of the Prime Minister (after consultation with the Minister responsible for community development).

Members of the Board set out in the Law Reform Act 2008 are as follows:

  1. Attorney General (Chairman);
  2. Chief Executive Officer of Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet;
  3. Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration;
  4. Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Finance;
  5. Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development;
  6. Commissioner of Police Services;
  7. President of the Samoa Law Society or nominee;
  8. President of the Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc or nominee;
  9. President of the National Council of Churches or nominee;
  10. President of the Public Service Association or nominee.

Members of the Board appointed by the Head of State are as follows:

  1. President of the Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organisations;
  2. President of the Medical Association;
  3. Matai from Upolu;
  4. Matai from Savaii.