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33rd PILON Annual Meeting (2014) Tarawa, Kiribati.

The Chair, the Attorney General of Kiribati, Titabu Tabane convened the 33rd Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network (PILON) annual meeting in Tarawa from 11 -12 November 2014, with the theme of “Combating Environmental Crimes in the Pacific: Issues and Best Practices” . The meeting commenced with an opening prayer and the handover of the PILON Chair.

PILON member countries represented at the meeting included Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

The following observer members also attended: the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; Pacific Legal Information Institute (PacLII); International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); University of the South Pacific (USP); and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT). Representatives from the South Pacific Lawyers’ Association (SPLA), the New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office, Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Secretariat, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) observed the meeting.

Meeting Outcomes

Members attending the meeting agreed to a formal Outcomes Report and the 2015 Work Plan for the PILON Secretariat:

  • 2014 PILON Annual Meeting Outcomes Report [127 KB]
  • 2015 PILON Work Plan [78 KB]

Members also considered and resolved to approve applications by both the South Pacific Lawyers Association (SPLA) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to become Observer Members to PILON.

Country Reports

Find the Country Reports that were presented at the meeting here

Find pictures of the meeting on the following link:


(Photos courtesy of David Naylor, SPLA)