Policing and Justice Support Program (Vanuatu) - Australian Aid funded program

2014 2015 2016
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     6 monthly report

 

  1. Basic Activity Data

     
    Policing and Justice Support Program (Vanuatu) – Australian Aid funded program

    Goal:
    "Jastis, sefti, digniti, respek mo gud fasin blong evriwan" (justice and community services sector) and "working together for a safe and secure Vanuatu" (police)
    Objective:
    All justice services promote justice, provide fair and equitable services to meet the needs of the community, the rule of law and the protection of human rights
    End of program outcomes:
    1.Networks within the police, justice and community services agencies influence positive change.
    2.Police, justice and community services agencies demonstrate improved service delivery to women, children and youth.
    3.a) Police, justice and community services agencies use evidence to support improved responses to the needs of women, children and youth.
    3.b) Police, justice and community services agencies implement targeted initiatives that deliver better services to women, children and youth.
    Location:
    Vanuatu and Port Vila
    Type of program:
    Sector wide support to policing, justice and community services
    Management:
    By an Australian based implementing service provider, Palladium International Pty Ltd
    Overall budget:
    A$11,740,013.09
























  2. Exec Summary

Key achievements FOR Stage 1 of Stretem Rod Blong Jastis – Vanuatu Law & Justice Partnership

  • Justice and Community Services Sector Strategy was developed through a robust consultative process that was driven by good leadership and an engaged sector and was approved by the Council of Ministers

  • Justice and Community Services Sector finalised its first collaborative submission as a sector to the Government of Vanuatu's 2013 Annual Development Report and provides a significant first step on which to build the sector's strength in reporting over time.

  • Greater engagement of the judiciary is evident in aspects of the cross sector reform agenda, as demonstrated by greater involvement in the JCSSS working groups; increased and more active leadership with respect to the case management agenda; improvements in the efficiency of its internal processes and quality and transparency of its reporting and monitoring.

  • Significant improvements across the sector in technical systems "readiness" including data quality improvements; work practice improvements and process improvements, particularly in evidence at the Supreme and Magistrates' Courts, and State Law Office.

  • Legal capacity improvements at State Prosecutions Department (SPD) which is demonstrated by the SPD's greater willingness to go to trial and the lack of need for the vetting of drafting of charges by the Public Prosecutor's Office (PPO) before being filed in court.

  • Legal capacity improvements at the Public Solicitor's Office (PSO) which is demonstrated by the enhanced quality of criminal pleadings and submissions and performance before the Court of Appeal.

  • Strengthening of the Law Student Internship Program (LSIP) revealed by the increasing numbers of applicants and host offices, together with verbal confirmation from the Head of the School of Law, USP of the University's ongoing support to host the Program and its intention to incorporate the LSIP into the coursework required for the Community Legal Clinic course once that has been re-established.
HOAG meeting dates to end of 2016:

    • Wednesday 30 March 2016
    • Wednesday 29 June 2016
    • Wednesday 28 September 2016
    • Wednesday 14 December 2016

Links to key documents