The Fiji Access to Justice Project supports access to justice for impoverished or vulnerable groups. It does so by empowering people to access their legal rights and services, strengthening key justice institutions to deliver improved services, and strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver justice accompaniment services, with a special focus on supporting persons with disabilities and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative of the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji said, “This partnership with the Judicial Department and the EU has been truly rewarding by putting people at the centre of development.”
“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, people’s confidence in the justice system is more important than ever and UNDP will strive to improve people’s access to justice in Fiji and globally,” he added.
Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for promoting the rule of law and ensuring equal access to justice for all. The Fiji Access to Justice Project supports Fiji’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with focus on Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and Goal 5: Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
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High Court of Fiji, Mr. Justice Yohan Liyanage, Chief Registrar | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: +679 321 1481
UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, Tomoko Kashiwazaki, Advocacy and Outreach for the Effective Governance Programme | Email: email@example.com | Phone: +679 715 8051
EU: Communications Unit, Kamni Narayan | Email: Kamni.NARAYAN@eeas.europa.eu | Phone: +679 3313 633, ext. 115 or Mohammed-Nazeem Kasim | Email: Mohammed-Nazeem.KASIM@eeas.europa.eu | Phone: +679 3313 633 ext. 110 or Mobile: +679 9920 597