Malaita & Guadalcanal
- The training aims to build the capacity of Authorised Justices to issue Interim Protection Order for survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Act gives power to the Authorised Justices to issue Interim Protection Orders as a way of addressing domestic violence in the communities.
- The training is part of a pilot project implemented by RRRT and partners mentioned above. This week, a total of 16 Authorised Justices in Malaita attended the training in Auki, Malaita Province. The same training will be conducted in Honiara for more than 30 Authorised Justices on Guadalcanal. Due to limited access to Magistrate courts in Solomon Islands, this system hopes to bring justice closer to those living in remote areas as the Authorised Justices are based in the communities. The training will cover the contents of the Family Protection Act, the roles of the AJs and how to fill the various forms for survivors who seek to take that option. The Authorised Justices will also discuss how they will effectively carry out their roles in community settings and also identify how to deal with issues of confidentiality, impartiality, sensitive to the needs of survivors of violence and provide necessary information
SPC Regional Rights Resource Team, the Solomon Islands Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs