About

The Pacific Justice Sector Programme brings together three previous regional justice programmes funded through the International Development Cooperation Programme:

  • the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI) – previously administered through the Federal Courts of Australia
  • the Judicial Pacific Participation Fund (JPPF) – previously administered through Te Kura and;
  • support for litigation training – previously and continuing to be administered by the Crown Law Office and the Pacific Islands Law Officers Network, (PILON).

Our key objectives

To promote a stable, prosperous and resilient Pacific through support for the development of accessible, fair, responsive and efficient justice systems. The programme will:

  • continue to support improved effectiveness of the formal justice system in Pacific Island countries
  • have an increased focus on improving access to justice, especially for vulnerable and marginalised people
  • seek to understand the interface between the modern and traditional or customary justice sectors.

Te Kura Kaiwhakawā

Te Kura Kaiwhakawā/Institute of Judicial Studies manages the PJSP on behalf of Te Tari Toko i te Tumu Whakawā/The Office of the Chief Justice and the New Zealand judiciary. Te Kura is the education arm of the judiciary, delivering programmes and seminars to support judges throughout their careers. Its role is to inform and inspire the judiciary and to develop skills and good judge craft.