Source: (2003) New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law. 1: 229-251. Downloaded 24 November 2004.Pitcairn is in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. Allegations of widespread sexual offending have triggered a long-running criminal investigation with, at the time of writing, no clear end in sight. These developments raise a number of significant domestic and international public law issues for Pitcairn. It is the purpose of this paper to comment on a few of those issues in the hope of stimulating further consideration of the matters of law that confront the people of this small South Pacific territory. Author's abstract.