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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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High Court Judges Daniel Goundar And Salesi Temo Among Those Recognised For Role In Our Judiciary – Fiji Sun

High court judges Justices Daniel Goundar and Salesi Temo were presented their 50th Anniversary of Independence Medals at the State House in Suva yesterday by President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote. Justice Goundar said the medal was a kind gesture of appreciation by the State, and he felt honoured to be acknowledged for his role in serving country’s judiciary. He said Fiji as a nation, had built a reputation of being a strong and resilient country. “We continue to strive to build important institutions such as the judiciary so that the public’s confidence on the administration of justice is not lost, but advanced,” he...

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High Court Act – Legal Vacation

PURSUANT to section 28 of the High Court Act, I hereby order and direct that a Legal Vacation shall commence on Monday 14th December 2020 and conclude on Friday 15th January 2021 (both dates inclusive). During the period of the vacation the business of the High Court will be conducted as follows – (1) No Criminal or Civil Cases or Matters will be heard during the vacation except by direction of a Judge or Master; (2) Ordinarily process will be accepted in the registry throughout the vacation from Monday to Friday each week between the hours of 9.00am and 12.00 noon; (3) In cases of special urgency...

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Address by Acting Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Magistrates Workshop on 30th September 2020 at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Fiji

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His Excellency Mr. Sujiro Seam, Head of Delegation, European Union for the Pacific Honourable Judges Hon. Madam Justice Wati, Chairperson of NJEC Chief Registrar Chief Magistrate Resident Magistrates Ms Julie Vandassen, Technical Advisor, Access to Justice Project - UNDP Ms Debra Williams, Finance and Administration Associate, Access to Justice Project - UNDP Ms Tomoko Kashiwazaki, Communications Specialist, Access to Justice Project - EU Secretariat and IT Staff I welcome you all to the opening ceremony of 2020 Magistrates Workshop to be held over the next three (3) days. I have much pleasure in extending a very warm welcome to our Chief Guest His Excellency Mr. Sujiro Seam to...

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Address by Acting Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Admission Ceremony of New Legal Practitioners 25th September 2020

Honourable Judges of the High Court Her Excellency the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Fiji and Dean of Law School, Professor Shaista Shameem Honourable Mr. Justice Jiten Singh, Senior Lecturer Head of Department – Law, Fiji National University, Ms Adarshani Vikash Director, Legal Aid Commission, Mr. Shahin Ali Newly appointed President, Fiji Law Society, Mr. William Clarke Newly admitted Legal Practitioners Family and Friends   It’s a pleasure to be the first to thank you and congratulate you for being sworn in as Lawyers.  I extend a warm welcome to all the relatives and guests of the newly admitted Legal Practitioners who are present here today.  I also...

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