Senior official in US on judicial visit


ACTING Solicitor-General Tauvasa Tanuvasa will take part in the US State Department’s International Visitors’ Leadership Programme, which will focus on the rule of law and the US judicial system.
A statement from the US Embassy said Tanuvasa, who left Port Moresby last week, has proven his skills in leadership in his current role and that experience will complement his goal to improve the country’s capacity to respond to court rulings.
The three-week programme will take place from March 11–29 in Washington DC, New Orleans, and Florida.
Tanuvasa said he aimed to see how the judicial system in the US worked from the top down in the hope that it would help him improve the functions of the village court in PNG.
Tanuvasa has a Master of Law degree from the Australian National University, in Canberra.
He has trained parole officers on how to draft effective affidavits, and he himself has undergone training to be a mediator in civil disputes.
He is passionate about the law and actively engages in finding ways to ensure that the law in PNG is used to protect human rights and further national interests.