Online Learning Resources

PJSI has developed a range of materials and resources to support our Partner Courts to address the challenges associated with building fairer societies through more accessible, just, efficient and responsive court services. These online resources can be viewed below.

When adapting and using these materials, PJSI would be grateful for attribution to the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative, as funded by the New Zealand Government and implemented by the Federal Court of Australia.

Should any Partner Courts require powerpoint presentations in relation to this training topics, please contact the PJSI Team.

Judicial Ethics and Conduct Training Resources

Court Data Management and Delay Resources

Decision-Making Training Resources

Training of Trainers Resources

Customer Service Training Resources

PJSI - Introduction to using Zoom

 

For further support, PJSI (under the Pacific Judicial Development Programme, PJDP) developed a collection of toolkits for the ongoing development of courts in the region. These toolkits aim to support partner courts to implement their development activities at a local level by providing information and practical guidance on what to do. The collection of 14+ toolkits can be accessed via the PJSI website.

Gender and Family Violence Resources

Human Rights Resources

Human Rights Checklists Webinar

The Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI) has developed six Human Rights Checklists to support coordinated ‘best practice’ actions to apply human rights in the daily practice of judges, magistrates and court staff. The Checklists provide practical step-by-step guidance for applying relevant human rights standards to particular groups of court users, and for making courts more inclusive and welcoming. The full series of Human Rights Checklists can be downloaded below.

PJSI Human Rights Adviser, Dr. Carolyn Graydon launched and discussed the Checklists with Partner Courts during a webinar. To assist, we note a few key elements in the webinar for your reference:

  • The presentation by Dr Carolyn Graydon begins at 07 min. 45 sec.
  • Discussion and Q&A begins at 53 min. 53 sec.

The webinar can be viewed below (please hover your mouse over the image to press 'Play').



Remote Court Proceedings Toolkit Launch Webinar

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, courts are faced with the challenge of continuing justice services whilst complying with health regulations and requirements to ensure a safe workplace for judicial officers, court officers and court users. The result is a catalyst for a dramatic and rapid change away from the traditional court proceedings held in a court room, toward the more widespread use of remote court proceedings.

To assist partner courts, the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI) Advisers, Ms Jennifer Akers (PJSI Efficiency Adviser) and Mr Tony Lansdell (PJSI ICT Adviser) developed a Remote Court Proceedings Toolkit, and this webinar (below) to assist in the launch of this toolkit.

To assist, we note a few key elements in the webinar for your reference:

  • The presentation by Ms Jennifer Akers and Mr Tony Lansdell begins at 07 min. 35 sec.
  • Reports from Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Island and the Federated States of Micronesia begins at 22 min. 20 sec
  • Discussion and Q&A begins at 1 hour 32 min. 28 sec.

The webinar can be viewed below (please hover your mouse over the image to press 'Play').


PJSI Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Webinar Series

PJSI has facilitated a series of webinars focussing on Pacific Courts and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These webinars, and further resources, can be viewed below:

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The Sustainable Development Goals & Judicial Reform Webinar #1

The purpose of the webinar was to bolster familiarity with the SDGs and discuss the relevance to Partner Court reform and development agendas.

The webinar featured a presentation from Ms Helen Burrows, PJSI Lead SDGs Adviser.

To assist, we note a few key elements in the webinar for your reference:

  • The presentation by Ms Helen Burrows begins at 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Discussion and Q&A on experiences in the Pacific begins at 26 min. 01 sec.

The webinar can be viewed below (please hover your mouse over the image to press 'Play').

The Sustainable Development Goals & Judicial Reform Webinar #2

The purpose of the webinar was to focus on SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, considering its sub-categories & progress indicators to:

  • Identify which indicators are relevant to each Partner Court; and
  • Identify which indicators Partner Courts can, or could with assistance, report on.

The webinar featured a presentation from Ms Helen Burrows, PJSI Lead SDGs Adviser.

To assist, we note a few key elements in the webinar for your reference:

  • The presentation by Ms Helen Burrows begins at 4 min. 07 sec.
  • Discussion and Q&A on experiences in the Pacific begins at 24 min. 50 sec.

The webinar can be viewed below (please hover your mouse over the image to press 'Play').

The Sustainable Development Goals & Judicial Reform Webinar #3

The purpose of the webinar was to identify and prioritise the SDGs most closely connected to Partner Courts’ priority objectives and consider a feasible way forward to bolster connectivity with and contribution towards the SDGs.

The webinar featured a presentation from Ms Helen Burrows, PJSI Lead SDGs Adviser.

To assist, we note a few key elements in the webinar for your reference:

  • The presentation by Ms Helen Burrows begins at 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Discussion and Q&A on experiences in the Pacific begins at 20 min. 20 sec.

The webinar can be viewed below (please hover your mouse over the image to press 'Play').

 

Access to Justice

Judiciary of the Republic of Kiribati: Access to Justice pamphlet

Judiciary of the Republic of Vanuatu: Access to Justice pamphlets

Community Engagement Guidance Note Webinar

In this webinar, PJSI Access to Justice Adviser, Dr Livingston Armytage presents the Conducting Community Consultations Guidance Note, designed to assist law courts across the Pacific region to conduct and use community consultations to promote access to justice and improve the quality of judicial service delivery.

The webinar includes presentations and experiences from Mr Motiti Koae, Executive Director of the Corporate Services Division of Judiciary Kiribati and Ms Wendy Raptigh, National Judicial Training and Development Coordinator of the Judiciary of the Republic of Vanuatu. The discussions outline experiences and lessons from conducting community consultations and other access to justice initiatives.

To assist, we note the following reference points during the webinar:

  • The presentation by Dr Livingston Armytage begins at 04 min. 18 sec.
  • The presentation by Mr Motiti Koae begins at 44 min 29 sec.
  • The presentation by Ms Wendy Raptigh begins at 1 hr 03 min 28 sec.
  • Discussion and Q&A begins at 1 hr 15 min 24 sec.

The webinar can be viewed below (please hover your mouse over the image to press 'Play').