Mele Tupou Vaitohi

Mele Tupou Vaitohi

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington

Mele Tupou Vaitohi is the research lead for the Pasifika Legal Education Hub at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Tupou Vaitohi is a leading legal scholar on Tongan constitutional law.

Articles by Mele Tupou Vaitohi


Minds, Hearts and Coronets: How Monarchs Influence Their People

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

In democratic Japan, the emperor still has influence, while in Tonga, the monarchy takes a unique approach to balancing executive powers between sovereign and parliament