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People who have Helped

The following people have contributed to the building and development of the invaluable resource of PacLII:

Professor Robert Hughes

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.

Robynne Blake

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.

Lenore Hamilton

Director of PacLII 2007 - 2016

Lenore was PacLII's Director for 9 years and has extensive experience in the Pacific on law related projects. Lenore evolved systems and processes at PacLII and built links with content contributors. PacLII's current breadth of coverage is a testament to Lenore's tireless efforts to support free access to the law in the Pacific. Lenore also made important contributions to the global Free Access to Law Movement during her directorship at PacLII.

AustLII's Directors and staff

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.

Professor Eric Colvin

As the Head of the School of Law, Professor Eric Colvin undertook the role of PacLII Co-ordinator from 2011-2019. He was instrumental in seeking contributions from Pacific Island jurisdictions to support the ongoing operations of PacLII and promoted the services and activities to the PILON community.

Peter Murgatroyd

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.

Emeritus Professor Don Paterson

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.

The staff and student volunteers of the University of the South Pacific School of Law

In the early years of PacLII, many USP staff and students assisted with the collection, scanning and proof reading of the laws of the Pacific for publication on PacLII. Without their contribution, determination, optimism and sheer hard work of these people PacLII would not exist.

The Pacific region's Judges, Attorneys-General, Legislative Counsel, Law Librarians and their staff

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!

Margaret Harrop

Margaret volunteered at PacLII from 2014 to 2016. She developed the Solomon Islands Gazette collection and assisted with the PacLII 2014 Survey.

Debra McKenzie

Debra McKenzie, a Canadian lawyer, developed PacLII's first virtual database in 2010 - the Maritime Law Subject Library. All maritime cases and statutes from the South Pacific Island countries are automatically included in the list of cases as they are added to the PacLII site.

Dr Reid Mortensen

Dr Mortensen initiated the support received from the Queensland Law Society.

Ken Richardson and Rebecca Robinson

From the Papua New Guinea Law and Justice Sector Program (funded by AusAID), assisted with the initial supply of PNG's primary legal resources.

Xanthe Stuart, 'Amelia Pasikala Fassau and Wilford Gibson

Who originally designed and built the Pacific Islands Treaty Series (PITS) database.

Jenny Binihi and Geoff Boon

Jenny Binihi and Geoff Boon created the indexes for the Vanuatu Unreported Judgments.

Robyn Pettit

Fom the University of Technology Sydney, assisted with the Marshall Islands Law Reports.

Abel Caine and the Staff of the Fiji Government Website

Many thanks go to the heroic efforts of Abel and his staff to publish the statutes of Fiji.

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