Judges take part in orientation course

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JUDGES from Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Solomon Islands took part in a judicial orientation course in Port Moresby this week.
The workshop was specifically for newly appointed Judges in the Pacific Islands.
Justice David Cannings gave remarks on behalf of Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika.
The five day programme aims to equip new judges to the courts to undertake their duties competently and to assist in their transition to the bench.
With the benefit of a structured course, judges engage with colleague judges to discuss a range of matters related to knowledge, skills and awareness in their roles as judicial officers.
Further, there are opportunities for discussions on improving access to justice.
The Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (PNGCJE) hosts judicial education and training courses and workshops for judges, magistrates, court staff and members of the law and justice sector in Papua New Guinea.
It was anticipated that the Papua New Guinea Centra for Judicial Excellence would transition to the Pacific Islands Centre for Judicial Excellence by 2020 at which time it will be facilitating regional training for Pacific Island Judiciaries in the future.

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