Activities in Kiribati
The Federal Court’s relationship with Kiribati commenced in 1991 with the provision of updated legal resources to the High Court library. Federal Court librarians visited Kiribati to provide advice on collection maintenance, staff training, library procedures and task management. Support has continued through the AusAid funded Interim Regional Judicial Development Program in 2005, the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program (AYAD) volunteer assistance in 2010-11, and more recently the Pacific Judicial Development Programme (PJDP).
Some of the areas of assistance under the PJDP included workshops on judicial conduct, single Magistrates training on native land claims, as well as consultations on improving responsiveness of courts to address the needs of marginalised beneficiaries, as a result of which, PJDP produced an Enabling Rights Toolkit. Further details of activities run by the PJDP can be found on the Programme website.
Consultations during the Enabling Rights Project, November 2014