Right Honourable Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of Tokelau (left) and Lise Suveinakama, Senior Legal Adviser of the Government of Tokelau.
|This week the Chief Justices of the Pacific are meeting in Apia to discuss the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative Programme (PJSI), and progress to date on its support to PJSI jurisdictions.
Tokelau Judiciary was represented by the Chief Justice of Tokelau, her Right Honourable Dame Sian Elias, who is also the Chief Justice of New Zealand.
“I am very pleased to participate in the Chief Justices meeting on behalf of the Tokelau Judiciary”, Dame Sian stated to Mrs Lise Suveinakama, the Senior Legal Advisor for the Government of Tokelau and Judicial National Coordinator.
This morning’s meeting with Chief Justice Elias was meant to update her on the progress of judicial developments in Tokelau. The meeting also explored what support is needed for Tokelau’s Judiciary, and for judicial officers to ensure the delivery of justice in Tokelau is fair and accessible to all.