Pacific Islands Law Officers' Network

PILON is a network of senior public law officers from Pacific Island countries, including Australia and New Zealand, which focuses on common legal issues within the Pacific region. PILON was established in 1982 and holds meetings annually.

At the 25th meeting in Kiribati in February 2007, PILON changed its name from the Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Meeting (PILOM), reflecting members’ desire for emphasis to be placed on the information-sharing role of the organisation.

The PILON Secretariat is the coordination mechanism for PILON and is responsible for progressing the PILON Work Plan and assisting with organisation of the annual meeting. The Secretariat has been based in Apia, Samoa since early 2011.

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Focus areas of the Pacific Island Law Officers Network are:


Sexual & Gender Based Violence

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Environmental Crime & Corruption

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21-25 August 2017
Environmental Crime & Corruption Working Group, Nadi - Fiji
Workshop on "Whistle Blower Protection and Responsibilities"

23-25 August 2017
2017 Meeting of the Pacific Legislative Drafters' Technical Forum, Nuku'alofa - Tonga

18-20 October 2017
36th PILON Annual Meeting, Majuro - Republic of Marshall Islands

PILON Members Links

Attorney Generals Department, Australia
Office of the Attorney General, Samoa
Attorney General's Office, Tonga
Crown Law Office, Cook Islands
Department of Justice and Border Control, Nauru
Office of the Attorney General, Palau
Department of Justice & Attorney General, Public Prosecutors Office

Observer Members Links

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
 International Committee of the Red Cross
Pacific Legal Information Institute
University of the South Pacific
Commonwealth Secretariat
Pacific International Maritime Law Association
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Asia/Pacific Group for Money Laundering
 South Pacific Lawyers' Association
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies