About the Regional Rights Resource Team

The Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) is the human rights programme of the Pacific Community (SPC). Established in Fiji in 1995 with funding from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), it eventually joined SPC in July 2008.  RRRT is the pioneer of Pacific human rights capacity development and lead in human rights technical assistance, working with states and civil society to build a culture of human rights, and to assist Pacific states to commit to, and observe, international human rights and good governance commitments, obligations and standards.

A home-grown Pacific programme, RRRT’s vision is a socially just and equitable Pacific built on a foundation of human rights (cultural, civil, political, social and economic), inclusivity, democracy and good governance, as the basis of development for Pacific peoples.

To achieve this vision, RRRT provides quality, results-focused and contextually-relevant technical assistance, capacity development, research, policy and legal services to SPC member states, and to civil society, to monitor and advocate for compliance with national, regional and international human rights standards.

Through its work, RRRT is a leading regional change agent in the Pacific. RRRT supports states and civil society to take greater responsibility for priority human rights issues and to respond effectively to these issues including gender inequality, the elimination of violence against women and children, climate change, migration, social inclusion and non-discrimination.

Over the past 20 years, RRRT has built strong and enduring relationships of trust with Parliaments, judges, magistrates, lawyers, lay magistrates, a range of government ministries and departments, and civil society organisations throughout the region. RRRT is able to leverage these relationships to sustain political will and action to advance human rights and good governance.

In 1998, RRRT won the United Nations Maurice Pate Award for ground-breaking work in the Pacific region and, in July 2015, RRRT was nominated by the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, for the global Human Rights Tulip Award. RRRT has a strong record of success in embedding a culture and practice of human rights in the region. It’s most recent independent external evaluation (2016) concluded:

RRRT’s mix of accessibility, expertise, cultural competency, responsiveness, flexibility … steadfast commitment to responding to regional and national needs and ‘brand’ reliability, is singular in
the Pacific

SPC RRRT receives programme funding from the Governments of Australia and Sweden and project funding from the United Kingdom, the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, and the United States Department of State.

Phone: +679 3370733 ext 35286

Regional office address: RRRT Office, 3 Luke Street, Nabua, Fiji

Postal address: RRRT Office, SPC Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji

Office hours:

8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

8.00am - 4.00pm Friday

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