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    International Humanitarian Day

    With less than 3 months until the beginning of the next cyclone season, the Vanuatu Ministry of Justice and Community Services (MJCS) aims to be disaster-ready.

    To honor International Humanitarian Day on 19th August 2023, the MJCS acknowledges its partnership with the Vanuatu Australian Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP), and its support to drive a regional mapping of good justice sector practices during disaster.

    A Database System Project for Child Case Management

    The National Child Desk under the Ministry of Justice and Community Services has signed a contract agreement with Tobo Consultancy this week.

    The agreement will see Tobo Consultancy a local and registered company design a database system for Child Protection Officers to use in case management.

    VLRC calls for a Constitutional and Law Review Commission

    The Vanuatu Law Reform Commission (VLRC) calls for the establishment of a Constitutional and Law Reform Commission.

    There have been several attempts by governments in the past to amend the Constitution but those attempts were in vain due to political division between those in Government and the Opposition.

    New Disability Database System

    The Council of Ministers (COM) in its meeting last month discussed one of the government’s commitments to mainstream disability in national planning and development.

    There were several recommendations made during the meeting. COM also considered the contents of Vanuatu’s Disability Inclusive Development Policy Implementation Plan.

    Newly Lands Ombudsman Menzies Samuel appointed

    The newly appointed Lands Ombudsman Menzies Samuel is settle in well in the office.

    The Judiciary Service Commission appointed Mr Samuel in April and he signed the contract with the former Minister of Justice and Community Services, John Still Tariqetu on the 29th of June 2023.

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