Lawyers & Judiciary Consultations

Judges and magistrates from the region at a recent consultation organised by SPC RRRT in Brisbane Australia, June 2013 Judges and magistrates from the region at a recent consultation organised by SPC RRRT in Brisbane Australia, June 2013

The Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team facilitates annual workshops for lawyers and magistrates from around the Pacific region.

The purpose of the training is to promote social justice and good governance through the increased application of human rights principles in legal proceedings.

Similarly, RRRT facilitate consultations every two years where judges from the region converge to discuss the application of human rights principles in policy and law. 

Additionally, RRRT provides human rights training to law students through the post-graduate Pacific Diploma in Legal Practise offered by the University of the South Pacific. 

RRRT provides focused training for legal practitioners because they are key agents in the implementation of international human rights standards at the national level.

Legal practitioners can affect access to justice, policy environments and development agendas.

Demonstrating the benefit and application of human rights principles to legal practitioners serves to improve justice and governance mechanisms.

An enhanced human rights culture strengthens the rule of law and democracy in the Pacific.



SPC’s Regional Rights Resource Team receives core funding from the Australian Government and additional project support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP), European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW).