human rights

Malaita and Guadalcanal Authorised Justices Training

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…

Vanuatu ready to move forward on key human rights conventions

Key government agencies and stakeholders in Vanuatu have begun the first steps towards the nation’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW…

Pacific children key to championing human rights in the region

Pacific education officials and curriculum development officers from Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu met in Fiji this week (7 to 10 August) to progress plans to integrate human rights and responsibilities into primary and…

Marshall Islands prosecutors receive training on Domestic Violence Protection and Prevention Act

Public prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office and other law enforcement officers in the Marshall Islands participated in a two day training (30 July to 1 August) aimed at strengthening their role in the implementation of the country’s 2011…

Pacific Commonwealth Equality Project

The Pacific Commonwealth Equality Project will be launched on the sidelines of the Human Rights Dialogue for National Members of Parliament in Kiribati. Representatives from SPC and the Office the British High Commissioner to Fiji, will be on hand to…

Disabled Persons Organisations explore strategies to promote disability-inclusive development

Building the capacity of Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) to effectively advocate for disability-inclusive development was the focus of a sub-regional advocacy training and strategy design workshop held this week in Nadi, Fiji. The Pacific Community…

Court Justices in the Solomon Islands receive training on Family Protection Act

This month more than 50 local court members in the Solomon Islands are taking part in intensive training on their role as Authorised Justices as stipulated in the Island nations Family Protection Act. The trainings, part of a 3-year program, are designed…

Pacific Community pays tribute to Ms Susana Faletau

Photo: Ms Susana Faletau (front row, middle) with staff from the Ministry of Justice and RRRT   The Pacific Community (SPC) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Ms Susana Ma’ata Faletau, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Justice in…

International Human Rights Day

“A Rights Based Approcah” A Rights Based Approach is a three-minute whiteboard animation produced by SPC’s Regional Rights Resources Team (RRRT).

Federated States of Micronesia’s Pohnpei State set to implement landmark Family Safety Bill

Key government and civil society stakeholders met in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) from 15-16 November to prepare the implementation plan for the landmark Pohnpei Family Safety Bill, passed by the Ninth Pohnpei Legislature on 7…
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