Law and Justice in the Pacific


Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

This micro-credential will provide an introduction to key issues in law and justice in the Pacific islands region. To understand the issues, the focus will be on historical and colonial legacies, and the plural and hybrid forms of law and justice that have emerged. Within this context, the micro-credential will consider law and justice development in the region, including broad trends, challenges & reform priorities. Case studies from region will illustrate the key issues. The micro-credential aims to equip enrollees with tools to facilitate the analysis and understanding of domestic and international to reform and develop law and justice capabilities in an environment of rapid change and challenging complexity.
Colonial impositions and global standards including; legacies of colonisation, establishment of modern justice systems and impact of international conventions
Legal and justice pluralism including; customary norms and state law, policing and security, adjudication and dispute management and punishment and compensation
Law and justice capacity building in the region including; policies and programs using case studies and regional networks of state and non-state actors
Local innovations including; hybrid approaches
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:
Use concepts and frameworks to critically analyse complex and contemporary law and justice issues
Demonstrate a working understanding of law and justice policy challenges
Formulate, analyse and evaluate policy options for improved law and justice outcomes in Pacific Islands countries
Develop and communicate ideas, analysis, and arguments in a range of forms for professional and scholarly audiences
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