Fiji Access to Justice Project

The project supports access to justice for impoverished and vulnerable groups by empowering people to access legal rights and services through the relevant key justice institutions, in conjunction with strengthening those key justice institutions to carry out improved service delivery.  

The Legal Aid Commission and the Judicial Department are the two key justice institutions entry points for access to justice, along with links to other institutions, and are being strengthened under this project.

Non-governmental organizations are also being strengthened to deliver accompaniment access to justice services, particularly for impoverished and vulnerable groups.

Sustainable Development Goals

 

The Fiji Government has endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals, which highlight the importance of access to justice as both an enabler for development and an outcome of development in its own right.

At Goal 16, there is commitment to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

At Goal 5, there is commitment to achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. The project supports the achievement of these goals.

Results

Related news


Young Fijians engage in rights-based development

The democratic process for sustainable development relies on the engagement of everyone, young and old, with shared goals. Meaningful engagement of young people can build a more inclusive, equal…  


Psychosocial helpline to the vulnerable in the COVID-19 socio-economic crisis

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is far more than just a health crisis: it has shaken societies and economies to their core. Each individual is dealing with their own crises.  


Sports for human rights and access to justice in response to COVID-19 and combating sexual gender-based violence

Rugby is a common thread that has helped propel unity in the face of adversity. Over the past years, it has proven symbolic in unifying the people of Fiji. Your participation in today’s event is a…  

Related videos

Young Fijians engage in rights-based development (English)
Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities (English subtitles)
Justice and compassion for rape survivors (with English subtitles)
Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities (Fiji-Hindi subtitles)
Justice and compassion for rape survivors (with iTaukei subtitles)
Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities (iTaukei subtitles)


Related documents

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

July 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Fiji

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed

    $10,580,271

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $941,910

    2019 $2,204,581

    2018 $1,950,839

    2017 $998,857

    2016 $82,453

    UNDP Around the world

    You are at UNDP Pacific Office 
    Go to UNDP Global