Programme

The PJSP retains all previous support provided under the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PSJI) and the Judicial Pacific Participation Fund (JPPF). This includes the Leadership Incentive Fund (LIF) and the same specialist advisors in the areas of accountability and annual reporting, court efficiency and data management, human rights and access to justice.

Because ‘the Pacific’ is not one entity but a region of distinct nations with different languages, cultures, challenges, and opportunities, it is our intention to develop programmes collaboratively that are responsive, practical and sustainable.

 


Leadership

Supporting judicial and court leadership

  • Chief Justices’ Leadership Forum and Executive Committee
  • Regional workshops
  • Court and judicial management planning
  • Mentoring 

Professional development

Supporting in-country professional development

  • Scholarships for Certificate of Justice and Diploma of Justice
  • Lay judicial officer training and support 
  • Mentoring
  • Webinars
  • Litigation skills training
  • Regional conferences and Te Kura Kaiwhakawā programmes
  • Study tours, if borders are open
  • Local activities supported by the LIF fund

Access to justice

Improving outcomes for vulnerable and marginalised groups

  • Community education and outreach 
  • Human rights checklists
  • Youth justice research, training, resource development and Pacific showcase
  • Family violence court research, training, resource development and Pacific showcase

Tools and support

Supporting court efficiency and processes

  • Case tracking systems; support, enhancements and implementation
  • Court performance management and reporting
  • Court efficiency review
  • Remote court proceedings
  • Annual reports
  • Court data management workshop
  • Cook Islands Indicators
  • Court user perception surveys
  • Court video and audio recording support
  • Bench books