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Fiji to host first Pacific Legal Aid Regional Conference

August 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Legal Aid Commission Director, Shahin Ali

The first-ever Pacific Legal Aid Regional Conference will be held in Fiji this week.

This will set a platform for future collaborations, networking, training, and development.

Legal Aid Commission Director, Shahin Ali says this includes the possible exchange of programs between Pacific nations in areas of access to justice and delivery of legal aid services.

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Ali says the Conference aims to showcase the legal aid scheme of Fiji, discuss challenges and work towards improving current systems.

“As the leader in the provision of Legal Aid Services in the Pacific – Fiji is very proud to have come up with the concept of this regional conference and to create a platform where global organization can collaborate to improve the provision of legal aid services.”

The Director adds the conference will have participants and speakers from the region and legal aid providers from around the world.

“In the Pacific region, invitations have been extended to the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, and Palau. Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Outside the region, speakers from South Africa, Canada, Brazil, Europe Tanzania and Maldives will come and share global perspectives.”

The Conference will take place at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Sigatoka from 21st to the 23rd of this month.

The Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will officiate at the opening of the event.

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