The following people have played major roles in the early days of making PacLII happen and they deserve special recognition:
Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Law, University of the South Pacific, School of Law
Professor Hughes initiated the creation of the School of Law website in 1997. Subsequently he supported the development of the site under the USP/AustLII cooperative project, which enabled the launch of PacLII in 2001.
Director of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute 2001-2007
Manager of the School of Law Internet Project 1998-2001
In 1998 Robynne became the Manager of the School of Law Internet Project, the predecessor to PacLII. Subsequently, with the assistance of AustLII, the Internet Project morphed into PacLII and was launched in 2001 with Robynne as the Director. With PacLII forming part of the world-wide network of Legal Information Institutes at her instigation and expanding its operations at a rapid rate Robynne retired as Director in 2007, although she maintains a connection to PacLII as a consultant.
Director of PacLII 2007 - 2016
Lenore evolved systems and processes and built links with content contributors. PacLII's current breadth of coverage is a testament to Lenore.
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
Graham Greenleaf, Andrew Mowbray, Philip Chung, Madeleine Davis and all the AustLII staff have contributed great time, energy and crucial expertise to the creation and support of PacLII. Their contributions, along with their their patience and encouragement, have been greatly appreciated.
Former Emalus Campus Librarian, University of the South Pacific
Peter Murgatroyd and his library staff have given invaluable and considerable assistance and support in the creation and development of many areas of PacLII, since its inception. Linking between the Emalus Campus Library site and PacLII also significantly enriches both sites.
University of the South Pacific, School of Law
Professor Paterson has written the learned series 'Sources of Law' especially for PacLII, which provides an invaluable 'road map' through the origins of Pacific laws, and he has provided considerable support and advice.
Without the assistance, contribution, determination, optimism and sheer hard work of these people PacLII would not exist.
We would like to extend our sincere and ongoing thanks to all those crucial people who have believed in PacLII, provided us with much encouragement and, most significantly of all, entrusted us with their legal data!
Debra McKenzie is a Canadian lawyer with an LL.M from the University of the South Pacific. Working with the IT department at PacLII she developed the Maritime Law virtual database in 2010. All maritime cases and statutes from the South Pacific Island countries will be uploaded automatically to the site.
Who initiated the support received from the Queensland Law Society.
From the Papua New Guinea Law and Justice Sector Program, as funded by AusAID.
Who originally designed and built the Pacific Islands Treaty Series (PITS) database.
For their patience and meticulous attention to detail in drawing up indexes for the Vanuatu Unreported Judgments.
Fom the University of Technology Sydney for her tireless efforts with the Marshall Islands Law Reports.
Many thanks go to the heroic efforts of Abel and his staff to publish the statutes of Fiji.
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