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.



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Project start date:

July 2016

Estimated end date:

May 2022

Focus area:

  • basic services
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Fiji

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • European Commission
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $668,272

    2020 $1,804,885

    2019 $2,204,581

    2018 $1,950,839

    2017 $998,857

    2016 $82,453

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