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Address at the Launch of Bench Book on Children by the Hon. Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar 31 March 2021 at the GPH Suva

Hon. Judges and Master of the High Court H.E. Mr. Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative H.E. Mr. Sujiro Seam, Head of Delegation, European Union Their Excellencies, the High Commissioners and Ambassadors Ms Jennifer Poole, Permanent Secretary for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation Chief Registrar Resident Magistrates Mr. Rashmi Aslam, Deputy Commissioner, FICAC UNICEF Pacific and Fiji Representatives Mr. Shahin Ali, Director Legal Aid Commission Mr. Apakuki Qura, Deputy Commissioner of Corrections Mr. Wylie Clarke, President, Fiji Law Society Mr. Jesh Kumar, Project Planning Officer, Office of the Prime Minister Ms Miliana Tarai, Legal Services Manager, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Ms Meresiana Krishna, Child Rights Officer, Save the Children Fiji Members of the Secretariat and IT Section     Good afternoon, I...

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Launch of the Bench Book On Children

It is my pleasure to present this Bench Book on Children which aims to help judicial officers fulfil their duty to protect and ensure the best interests of all children who come before the Courts, whether as a complainant, witness, or offender in criminal proceedings, or as a party in family and civil proceedings. This Bench Book compiles relevant national laws and procedures, applicable case law, international standards, and national and international best practices for dealing with children who come into contact with the justice system. Hon. Acting Chief Justice Mr. Justice Kamal Kumar Find the e-copy of the  Bench Book...

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Address by the Hon. Acting Chief Justice at the Signing of Contract for E-Filing Installation

Honourable Judges Honourable Attorney-General of Fiji Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (National Authorized Officer – Access to Justice Project) His Excellency Mr. Sujiro Seam, European Union Head of Delegation for the Pacific Mr. Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative of the UNDP Pacific Chief Registrar Chief Magistrate Mr. Michal Krejza, Head of Corporation, European Union Director of Public Prosecutions Deputy Commissioner FICAC President, Fiji Law Society Director Legal Aid Commission Director Fiji Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination Commission Representatives from European Union and UNDP Members of E-filing Committee Invited Guests Thank you all for your presence here to witness the signing of E-filing Installation Contract for Judicial Department. One of the key aspects of providing Access to Justice is to ensure...

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