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Index to Kiribati Law Reports 1979


        Edited and compiled by JA O'Brien Quinn QC
        Formerly Chief Justice of the Gilbert Islands

Case name

         

Action

         

Date of Judgment

Berata Tebikau v R
        Unlawful wounding - criminal procedure

Criminal Appeal No 5 of 1979

30 January 1978

Beru L.G.C. v Government Auditor
        Over expenditure by local Council - surcharge by Government Auditor; discretion of councillors; liability of councillors; bad faith; standard of reasonableness

Civil Appeal No 1 of 1974

14 March 1974

Bwebwetake A. Arieta v R

Criminal Appeal No 48 of 1978

14 February 1979

R.M. Doucet v T. Marshall
        Libel; Publication abroad; qualified privilege; malice

Civil Case No 3 of 1979

26, 27, 28 & 30 November 1979

L.K. Eikenhout v R
        Reckless driving; definition and sentence

Criminal Appeal No 12 of 1979

6 April 1979

Family of Former High Chief of Butaritari v Old Men of Butaritari
        Land - custom; rights of High Chief; land vesting in Crown under prerogative; defeasibility of title re registered land; application of customary law

Civil Appeal No 1 of 1975

14 November 1975

K.G. Gosschalk v R
        Rape - Indecent assault; Corroboration; criminal procedure

Criminal Appeal No 46 of 1978

16 January 1979

Kaitangare Kaburoro & Six Others v R (C.A.)
        Intimidation; sentencing

Criminal Appeal No 2 of 1979

16 & 19 October 1979

Kaitu Omeri alias Biribo v R
        Criminal procedure - evidence of accused's previous convictions

Criminal Appeal No 23 of 1979

5 July 1979

Kaono Tebiria (Nei) v Riaua Kautu
        Civil procedure

Civil Appeal No 3 of 1979

15 February 1979

Karere Irata and Nei Temanene Irata v Nei Emi Bobu
        Defamation - slander; alleged bias of Magistrates

Civil Appeal No 2 of 1979

15 February 1979

Kauae Ikauea v Bakatokia Ikauea
        Appeals from Magistrate's Court (Lands)

Civil Appeal No 37 of 1979

11 June 1979

Maria Kautu v R
        Theft; sentencing; abuse of right to re-examine

Criminal Appeal No 7 of 1979

2 February 1979

Maritina Terouete (Nei) v R
        Keeping untidy premises; wrong person charged; sufficiency of evidence

Criminal Appeal No. 21 of 1979

6 July 1979

Moaniba Bobai v R
        Unlawful wounding - assault occasioning actual bodily harm; sentencing for crimes of violence

Criminal Appeal No 10 of 1979

22 February 1979

Moriti Tongaia v R
        Unlawful wounding; exceeding right of self defence; criminal procedure - sentencing

Criminal Appeal No 29 of 1979

13 November 1979

B.S. Orme v Capt. W. Schutz & Attorney-General
        Unlawful interference in business; libel; public or private duty; damages; qualified privilege; limited publication

Civil Case No 4 of 1979

20 August; 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24 October 1979

R v Abeton Tokaia
        Permitting drunkenness on licensed premises; criminal procedure - no case to answer

Crim Revision Case No 6 of 1979

5 April 1979

R v Bira Nakiata & Ruka Nakiata (Digest)
        Murder

Criminal Case No 3 of 1967

10, 11, 12 & 13 April 1967

R v Itinraoi Tekai (Digest)
        Arson

Criminal Case No 1 of 1963

14 & 15 February 1963

R v Kamanuka Tekua
        Manslaughter; no evidence of death - reduction of charge; sentencing

Criminal Case No 14 of 1979

2 March 1979

R v Katiotio Reirei
        Murder; self defence; provocation

Criminal Case No 26 of 1979

R v Kauti Naaua
        Unlawful wounding; Sentencing where knife used

Crim Revision Case No 11 of 1979

21 June 1979

R v Raton Bataroma & Marea Titi
        Intimidation; causing employees to break contract; unlawful strike

Criminal Case No 29 of 1979

30 August 1979

R v Rawete Karoba
        Possession of a weapon contrary to Liquor Ordinance; criminal procedure; sentencing

Crim Revision Case No 12 of 1979

21 June 1979

R v Tanieru Awerika
        Breach of order re suspended sentence

Criminal Case No 9 of 1978

22 November 1978

R v Taukoriri Takinoa (Digest)
        Murder

Criminal Case No 3 of 1971

24 & 25 March 1971

R v Tawanang Tenikomu and fourteen others
        Jurisdiction of Gilbert Islands Courts re: offence committed on Ocean Island or Banaba

Criminal Case No 19 of 1979

26 & 27 March 1979

R v Tawanang Tenikomu and fourteen others - in re: an application by Tiaon Smith
        Criminal procedure; absence of accused - trial proceeded

Criminal Case No 19 of 1979

19 & 20 April 1979

R v Tebakarere Unimea
        Perjury - giving false information; criminal procedure

Crim Revision Case No 3 of 1979

20 February 1979

R v Tebuabua Uakeia
        Murder; provocation; intoxication; reduction of sentence

Criminal Case No 24 of 1979

30 April; 7 & 10 May; 4 June 1979

R v Teiaua Timeon and two others
        Arson; criminal procedure

Criminal Case No 22 of 1979

23 & 24 April 1979

R v Tion Kiatoa
        Assaulting a police officer - resisting arrest - damaging property - drunk and disorderly; criminal procedure; sentencing

Crim Revision Case No 1 of 1979

22 January 1979

Sulia Fakaua v Oten Kwong
        Case heard in absence of defendant; appeal out of time

Civil Appeal No 34 of 1979

30 May 1979

Taouea Kaumai (Nei) v Roaia Temate & Tenga Tebanana
        Devolution upon intestacy of "mangko" and "mwin aine" lands where I-Kiribati custom seems to be silent

Civil Appeal No 10 of 1979

20 July 1979

Tawanang Tenikomu and twelve others v R (C.A.)
        Arson; common intention; bona fide claim of right; sentencing

Criminal Appeal No 1 of 1979

16 & 19 October 1979

Tearoua Bakeua v R
        Careless driving and wilfully and unlawfully causing damage to property

Criminal Appeal No 44 of 1978

4 January 1979

Teben Bwebwe v R
        Criminal procedure - plea of guilty in writing

Criminal Appeal No 19 of 1979

2 May 1979

Tebuana Teiwaki v R
        Defilement and Rape

SMC Appeal Case No A/2/68

2 October 1968

Teburenga Robati (Nei ) v Nei Terakennang Teekabu & Aberaam Obera
        Property of deceased person (including land) - competent court

Civil Appeal No 36 of 1979

3 July 1979

Tebwerea Bakoa v R
        Unlawful wounding; Victim and assailant drunk; Direction on sentencing in crimes of violence

Criminal Appeal No 30 of 1979

13 November 1979

Tekinene Tetabo v Bauro Tokatake
        Land - competent court

Civil Appeal No 44 of 1979

22 June 1979

Tematang Rotaria v R
        Drunken driving; onus of proof; evidence

Criminal Appeal No 11 of 1979

9 April 1979

Teringa Toara (Nei) v R
        Taking a bicycle - bona fide claim of right; sentencing

Criminal Appeal No 24 of 1979

18 September 1979

Timau Teeta v R (Digest)
        Larceny by a clerk or servant - sentence increased on appeal; deterrence

Criminal Appeal No 3 of 1972

3 November 1972

Tuarirake Teiwaki v R
        Driving without due care and attention; res ipsa loquitur - application in criminal cases

Criminal Appeal No 2 of 1979

25 January 1979

 

 


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