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Vanuatu prepares to establish a National Human Rights Institution

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The Government of Vanuatu and non-government stakeholders recently undertook a scoping study on establishing a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in the country. The scoping...

Human rights in the Pacific – milestones, challenges and the way forward

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By Heike Alefsen and Miles Young There have been notable human rights developments in the Pacific during the past four years since the joint...

Palau Media Council calls on government to support free and independent media on World...

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One of the hallmarks of a democratic society is free and independent media. As we celebrate this year's World Press Freedom Day, with the theme...
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Papua New Guinea’s Universal Periodic Review

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This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 31 March 2021. The Papua New Guinea government has failed to live up to commitments on women’s...

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Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of Fiji’s Miilitary Forces

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Brigadier-General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces(RFMF), taking over from Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto. This was confirmed...

Samoa Supreme Court orders HRPP members to be sworn in

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Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in...

Changes to Australia’s Pacific labour programmes welcomed

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Changes to Australia's Pacific worker programmes have been welcomed but questions remain over the pathway to permanent residency. The Australian government hailed their reforms to...