The APJRF Secretariat is
chaired by the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell
AC and managed by Mr Andrew Phelan, the Chief Executive & Principal Registrar of the High Court of Australia. It consists of representatives from a number of nations, working cooperatively with international development organisations (including the UNDP, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank). The members of the
Secretariat have previously designed and implemented
law and justice development assistance programmes
in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
Organisations supporting the APJRF
Many other organisations have indicated their
support for APJRF activities, including: the Conference
of Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific; the International
Commission of Jurists; Transparency International;
the International Development Law Organisation; LAWASIA;
the International Organisation for Judicial Training;
the Asia Pacific Judicial Educators Forum; the International
Association of Women Judges; the Commonwealth Judicial
Education Institute; the Council of Chief Justices of Australia and New Zealand; the Australian Bar Association;
and the Law Council of Australia.
The work of the APJRF will
increase opportunities for judicial reform in
the Asia Pacific Region, and develop collective
solutions to meet challenges facing the judiciary
- sharing knowledge
on judicial reforms
- creating a common
vision for judicial development
- supporting partnerships
with organisations and institutions
supporting human rights-based justice reforms
- developing practical
tools for successful judicial reform and supporting
country level implementation.
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