Chief Justice of Tonga hosts Regional Judicial Leadership Workshop

Front row (L to R): Sister Bernadette Eberi (Kiribati), Justice Colin Winchester (Marshall Islands), Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika (Papua New Guinea),  Honourable Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek (Vanuatu),

                               Justice Kathleen Salii (Palau), Honourable Chief Justice Chang William (Federated States of Micronesia), Justice Daryl Clarke (Samoa), Ms Tangianau Taoro (Cook Islands).

Middle row (L to R): Ms Nicole Cherry (PJSI Project Manager), Ms Lady Fatima Fonua (Tonga), Ms Myonnie Samani (Solomon Islands), Ms Claudine Henry-Anguna (Cook Islands),

                                 Ms Katie Stride (Deputy District Registrar Federal Court of Australia).

Back row (L to R): Mr Viliami Folaumahina (Tonga), Mr Penijamini Lomaloma (Nauru), Dr Livingston Armytage (PJSI Technical Director), Mr Desmond Hipa (Niue), Mr John Mathieson (Deputy Principal Registrar, Federal Court of Australia)

 

 

 

Chief Justice of Tonga hosts Regional Judicial Leadership Workshop

From 5-7 September 2017, Honourable Chief Justice Owen Paulsen is hosting the regional Judicial Leadership Workshop in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The workshop is attended by Chief Justices and Judicial Officers, among other senior court staff from Tonga, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  The Judicial Leadership Workshop, which was opened by Her Excellency Sarah Walsh, High Commissioner for New Zealand, is promoting regional leadership as part of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (June 2016-July 2021).

The aim of the workshop is to explore the meaning of judicial leadership; consider the drivers of change that are facing the courts of the South Pacific; and discuss approaches and tools to support leaders within pacific judiciaries. Overall, the Workshop will provide the opportunity for senior judicial officers across the region to discuss the issues facing their judiciary and develop effective strategies to overcome these issues and strengthen their court systems.

The goal of Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative is to build fairer societies by supporting the courts in the Pacific region to develop more accessible, just, efficient and responsive justice services. The Initiative operates in 14 countries including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

 

 

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