Access to Justice Study Report for Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands Access to Justice Study Final Report is the culmination of a 6-month study on context, barriers and challenges to the resolution of disputes and justice problems in the Solomon Islands.
The study examines the following justice issues:
- Justice needs and behaviours, by geographical location, gender and other factors
- Perceptions of justice and fulfilment of their justice needs, or lack thereof
- Existing mechanisms available to meet people’s justice needs – formal and informal
- Gaps in the availability and operation of justice mechanisms
- Barriers in accessing justice and meeting their justice needs, with a focus on vulnerable populations (women, youth, people with disabilities)
- Experiences in using the justice system – “justice stories”
- Costs of providing justice services in Solomon Islands and the opportunity cost for its citizens of justice delayed/foregone -- how much is spent and what are the gaps and costs to meet the identified demands?
- Efficiencies and inefficiencies of current institutional practices and systems.