PNG Judiciary, PngCJE and PJSI hold Client Services and Judicial Protocol Workshops

The Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea along with the Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (‘PngCJE’) and the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (‘PJSI’) are hosting Client Service and Judicial Protocol Workshops from 16th to 25th July, 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The workshops aim to prepare court staff for meeting the needs of clients in modern courts with a view to improving access to justice for all citizens of the country. Further, the workshops provide training to court staff to meet and exceed the expectations of the VIP delegates at the upcoming Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association 2019 Conference to be held in Port Moresby from 8th to 12th September. These workshops are the first type of training that addressed these topics which are necessary for further developing the skills of the PNG court staff.

Participants include a variety of court staff with different roles and responsibilities from the Supreme and National Courts. All participants applied their new knowledge and skills in role plays and interactive sessions.

The workshops are one of many held by the PJSI within the Pacific which is a Programme implemented by the Federal Court of Australia.

The Initiative is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which has supported promoting the rule of law across the Pacific over recent years.

Pictured above: Workshop participants with Chief Justice Salika and facilitator Mr Mitchell Hughes.

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