Benchbooks are produced in many common and civil law jurisdictions and have proved to be an effective tool for assisting judicial officers in performing their everyday work fairly, correctly and efficiently by providing detailed guidance on legislation, jurisprudence and process.
Benchbooks developed under the Pacific Judicial Education Programme, Phase 1 of the Pacific Judicial Development Programme and Phase 2, and a project between the Federal Court of Australia and the Commonwealth Secretariat include:
- Cook Islands
- Solomon Islands
- Handbook for the Law Commissioners of Tokelau (2008) English (pdf - 685KB)
- Handbook for the Law Commissioners of Tokelau (2008) Tokelauan (pdf - 1MB)