American Samoa Bar Association
The American Samoa Bar Association now has a website with bar
information and legal resources for American Samoa--AS code, court rules.
Site includes all
published volumes of the American Samoa Reports, first and second series, going
back to l901. We have also uploaded an improved version of the American Samoa
Code Annotated which includes an annotated territorial constitution, the U.S.
Constitution and historic territorial organic documents.
Asia Pacific Centre for Human
Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict
The Asia Pacific Centre for Human Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict
was founded in 1996 to promote the teaching and research of human rights in the
Asia-Pacific region. It also seeks to provide online access to Asian and Pacific
human rights documents and resources.
The Compacts of Free
The FSM and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are currently negotiating the
terms under which their Compact of Free Association with the United States will
be extended. This website, from the Pacific Islands Development
Program/East-West Center in Hawaii, collects links to the current text of the
Compact, statements and proposals by the negotiating teams, news articles on the
negotiations, U.S. General Accounting Office reports relevant to the
negotiations, and other sources. Much of this information is not easily
FFA Fisheries Legislation
Fisheries legislation from around the Pacific Region available full text.
Available in Acrobat PDF format. Part of the Forum Fisheries Agency website.
Fiji Human Rights
Includes information about the Commission, educational materials and complaints
Fiji Human Rights Commission Digest
Fiji Law Reform
Fiji Law Society
Fiji - Parliament of Fiji Islands website
Includes access to the full text of Hansard and Bills before Parliament.
Government of Papua New Guinea Law and Justice Sector
The Law and Justice Sector website has been developed
to provide easy access to information and services provided by the agencies and
partners within the sector. The sector strategy focuses on the implementation of
positive change associated with the many aspects of law and justice within PNG.
Guam Justice Network
A gateway to justice related government agencies and Departments in Guam,
including the Superior Court, as well as other useful and interesting justice
Introduction to the legal structure of Tokelau
A collection of primary materials, commentary, and online materials compiled by
Peter Murgatroyd, Law Librarian, at the Emalus Campus Library.
Site focussing on the legal and political relationships between
islands and the rest of the world, with a particular focus on Micronesia and
other islands of the Pacific. Site includes primary legal materials, articles,
and useful links to Pacific law sites, particularly relating to the islands of
the Western Pacific.
Judicial and legal news [in Vanuatu]
- a regular column in the Port Vila Presse
Laws of Fiji
Lists of Acts, Regulations, Decrees, Legal Notices and Amendments. Many
available in full text. Official govt. website.
Legal Information for the Vanuatu community: a project of the USP Law Clinic
Practical legal guidelines and information about important legal topics that
affect people in Vanuatu. see new website
University of the South Pacific
Community Legal Centre .
Legal Information System of
the Federated States of Micronesia
The Legal Information System (LIS)
of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) seeks to improve public access to
the laws and other legal authority of the FSM and its four states. This LIS
Project strives to do so by increasing accessibility to the constitutions,
statutes, selected court rules and decisions, and selected rules and regulations
of the FSM National Government
and the four state governments of
Resource page on the politics and economy of the Marshall Islands with full text
links to Treaties, Legislation and Cases.
Movement towards independence in the South Pacific
A digital archive of legislation, orders, Treaties, and related documents.
Native Land Trust Board (Fiji)
Includes information about the NLTB as well as excellent resource materials.
Ombudsman of Vanuatu - Digest of Public Reports 1996 - 2000 / written by
Edward R. Hill
Pacific Law Blog
Pacific Law Blog , maintained by the law librarian at the University of the
South Pacific, will include the latest books on Pacific law received in
the library, the most recent legislation received and the latest articles added
to the Pacific Law Journal Index. The weblog will also include links to media
items relating to Pacific law drawn from Pacific
Islands Report and PINA in addition to linking to the latest developments on
Pacific Legal Network
An Australian law firm with a network of law offices
throughout the Pacific and PNG specialising in Pacific law. The
Legal News pages are most useful,
providing updates of legal issues around the region. Quarterly newsletters
include useful summaries of topical issues.
PacLII, hosted by the Emalus campus of the University of the
South Pacific, is the largest online repository of Pacific primary materials.
PacLII includes full text access to judgments and legislation from throughout
the Pacific as well as including access to indices of Pacific legal materials.
A major undertaking, PacLII has received international recognition and is
revolutionising access to Pacific materials both at a regional level and
Treaty Series (PITS)
The Pacific Islands Treaty Series focuses on
publishing, in both French and English, the bilateral and multilateral treaties
and Conventions that 21 Pacific Island states
have entered into, in a wide-range of categories. The project also identifies
the ratification (domesticating) legislation passed by those countries.
The agreements (treaties)
contained on the website include, amongst others, environmental treaties,
fisheries agreement, human rights, peacekeeping treaties and the international
Conventions these Pacific Island states have entered into.
The Pacific Islands Treaty
Series displays the international rights and obligations of the Pacific Island
states from the late 19th century to date, thus showing the evolving
priorities and commitments at international level of each Pacific Island state.
Pacific Law Journal Index
Compilation of articles on Pacific law. Browsable by jurisdiction, date and
searchable by keyword.
Human Rights Education Resource Team
British Aid Programme devoted to improving legal literacy in the Pacific Region.
Here you will find information about the law and its implications for
women, children, families and individuals as well as
related information and links from other sites.
Papua New Guinea Judiciary Website
Official website of
the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea. Includes information on
Court services, procedures and practices .
Parliament of Samoa - Legislations
Full text of legislation in Samoan is free. English versions can be ordered
from the site. Includes current lists of legislation arranged alphabetically
and by year.
PNG Inlaw – The Papua
New Guinea Legal Information Network
The Papua New Guinea Legal Information Network provides up to date access to
Papua New Guinea legislation, judgments and other legal materials.
State, Society and Governance in
Includes access to full text discussion and working papers on governance issues
Samoa Offshore Finance
Includes a background to Samoa history, government and legal system. Detailed
summaries of offshore banking legislation and the regulatory framework.
South Pacific Civil Society Library
A collection of documents and resources promoting an enabling environment for
civil society and public participation in the South Pacific.
Tokelau Caouncil of
Official site of the Tokelau Council of Ongoing Government. Includes full text
materials on the government structure of Tokelau and Tokelau's constitutional
relationship with New Zealand . Also includes full text access to legislation
Tongan - Legislation of
This website contains
English and Tongan versions of the legislation of Tonga, in force as at the 31st
December 2005 (plus some 2006 laws that became available and subject to the
omissions etc). This website is not the official source of
the law of Tonga – it is a useful resource only, and is expected to form the
basis for a new official revised edition of the laws of Tonga, now under
Governance for Livelihoods and Development (GOLD)
The GOLD programme works to strengthen governance systems in Pacific Island
Countries by encouraging transparency, accountability and participation in
decision-making. GOLD supports parliamentary and judicial initiatives and
promotes human rights in the Pacific.
University Book Centre - Law
Books on Pacific law available from the University of the South Pacific
of the South Pacific Community Legal Centre
The University of the South Pacific Community Legal Centre provides free legal
assistance to the public through its Port Vila office. The Legal Centre also
produces brochures in Bislama, French and English on important legal topics,
which can be accessed through this website.
USP School of Law Web Site
Information about the USP School of law, course materials, Pacific law
materials, the Journal of South Pacific Law, and useful links to law related
sites on the Internet.