A Southern Pacific archipelago nation spread over more than 170 islands and covering more than 700,000 square kilometres of territory, Tonga’s neighbours include Fiji, Western Samoa and American Samoa. Never colonised or occupied by another country, Tonga never gave up its sovereign monarchy, who still rule to this day, though with most of their powers given over to parliament and the prime minister. Tonga has not yet acceded to all the major UN human rights treaties and concerns have been raised about domestic violence, the low minimum age of criminal responsibility and the continuation of corporal punishment in the legal system.

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10490070Population4600030.69590085796Population under 15124878.332602478551Number of internet users
95 Human development index

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DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2018
30 Apr 2018
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
TONGA: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing
3 Jul 2017
The death penalty, life imprisonment and corporal punishment remain lawful in Tonga for offences committed by children....
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