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PacLII User Survey 2011

PILON Members may recall that an independent review of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII) was conducted in May – June 2011.  The review was conducted by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy using an online user survey to obtain feedback for the evaluation.

A summary and analysis of the results of the user survey has now been published on the PacLII website. Analysis of the survey shows that PacLII is an extremely valuable resource that lawyers in Pacific Island Nations rely on. Every jurisdiction that PacLII serves was represented in the survey. 60.6% of survey respondents said PacLII was the most important resource for legal information for their work.

The report also contains a summary of comments received from the survey, and a response from PacLII to suggestions for improvement or new material.

The survey summary and analysis report can be accessed at

IFRC Model Act - International Disaster Assistance
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) presented at the 28th PILON Meeting in 2009 on its Guidelines for the Domestic Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Relief and International Recovery Assistance (“the Guidelines”).  The guidelines provide recommendations for governments on how to prepare disaster plans for the common regulatory problems in international disaster relief operations.  PILON member countries were encouraged to contact the IFRC if their governments were interested in reviewing their existing frameworks, discussing gaps in their legislation and identifying potential priorities in disaster relief legislation. 
The IFRC facilitated development of a "Model Act for the Facilitation and Regulation of International Disaster Assistance", designed to assist states to integrate the recommendations of the Guidelines into their national laws.  The pilot version of the Model Act was made available to states and National Societies at the 31st International Conference of the IFRC in November 2011.   

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