7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties? - Solomon Islands

Country: 
Solomon Islands
Question: 
7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
Answer: 
No
Comments: 

 The Solomon Islands Political Parties Integrity Act 2014 was the first legislation enacted to specifically regulate political parties and does not cover all aspects of political party finances, including the question of anonymous donations.  The Political Party Integrity Standards which were issued by the Political Parties Commission pursuant to Section 72 of the Political Parties Integrity Act does address the issue of anonymous donations, however these standards are guidelines only and not legally enforceable. 

Source: 

Section 59 (1) of the Solomon Islands Political Parties Integrity Act 2014 only requires that political parties shall "within 90 days after the close of the polling in an election, lodge with the Commission in the prescribed form a financial statement of donations received, including their sources, and election expenses". 

Source: Article 59, Solomon Islands Political Party Integrity Act, 2014 

The Political Party Integrity Standards state that "A political party and its candidates must not "accept donations or benefits which are anonymous, or of which the donor's identity cannot be established with certainty".

Source: Article 10.2 (b), Political Party Integrity Standards, 2014