Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)

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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…

Donor Roundtable on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Pacific

The Pacific Community’s Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC RRRT) and the Australia High Commission, Fiji, today convened a donor roundtable on the progress of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Pacific.  The roundtable was held in…

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…

Tonga Family Protection Legal Aid Centre opens on 12 March 2018

Tonga will soon be the first country in the Pacific to have a legal aid centre specifically dedicated to helping people who are survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Legal Aid Centre will be opening its doors on Monday 12 March 2018. The…

New Pacific Partnership addresses gender equality and violence against women

Photo: This International Women’s Day, a new multi-million dollar regional programme to improve gender equality and address violence against women and girls is being announced. Credit: UN Women / Ellie van Baaren   This International Women’s Day, a new…

Pacific Community (SPC) appoints Mr. Miles Young as new Director of Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)

The Pacific Community is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Miles Young as the Director of Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT), at the Pacific Community (SPC). His appointment will formally take effect on 28 March 2018.

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…

Solomon Islands stakeholders develop information and education materials on Family Violence

Stakeholders in the Solomon Islands participated in a three-day workshop aimed at generating public information and education (IEC) materials that will help create awareness on the justice services available for survivors of family violence. Held from 21…

Vanuatu Magistrates deliberate on family protection

Magistrates in Vanuatu participated in a two-day consultation on 3 and 4 October aimed at strengthening their role in the implementation of the 2008 Family Protection Act which provides a framework for assisting survivors of domestic or family violence.
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