Rethinking Regulation: Lawyer Regulation in the South Pacific Region

The past two decades have seen significant changes in the demographics of the profession and the nature of legal practice in the Pacific region. Lawyers play a central role in the enforcement of civil and legal rights and the implementation of the rule of law.

The importance of lawyers in developing countries is underscored by their essential role in the protection of human rights; indigenous interests in land and the environment; and as civil society actors in the implementation of treaties and global policy such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.