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Laitia replied to Craig Zelizer's discussion Please Consider Starting a Group on PCDN
"Dear Freddy Please do let me know once you have started this (DEFENDING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND OUR MOTHER NATURE BY THE PEACE AND FUTURE OF THE HUMAN BEING: )as I would like to join in "
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"I will be presenting on the Human Rights Based Approach to a Green Environment and the Right to Proper Mediation and Adaptation of Climate Change and I would like to ask f you have some resources you could refer me to?"
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"I am Laita Tamata,  male lawyer and human rights advocate from the Pacific Islands and I have worked in the Pacific for a number of years from which I have been successful in applying international principles and standards in developing…"
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Pre-emptive Transitional Justice

Dear All,I would like to raise this crucial question: "Can Transitional Justice be employed half way into a coflict and before it turns violent where there is a mass execution or civil war"?Some of you may have heard of the situation in the country I am from: Fiji Islands. We now have an interim dictatorship regime headed by an army commander that disposed of the democratically elected government by the people.The issues at hand are:1. Whilst he has no majority support, he has been able to…See More
Jul 16, 2009

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Laitia Tamata is a lawyer by profession that has been involved in Development work in policy, project implementation and management in Constitutionalism, Democracy, Human Rights, the Rule of Law, Governance and Leadership which enbales him to make the connection into peace building and conflict resolution. Mr. Tamata is an internationally qualified Trainer with the UNDP/UNAIDS Trasformational Leadership Programme and the Australian Election Commission/UNDP Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Leadership (BRIDGE), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment by Training Australia Training Unlimited and as a Training Development Officer with the New Zealand Defence Force. As an international Peace Keeper and now a Private Security Employee, Mr. Tamata is aware of the local regional and international issues in Peace Building and Conflcit Resolution.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Pacific Region
Fiji Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Vehicle Commander, CLDA Baghdad Contract, Armorgroup Iraq. I am researching Transitional Justice as an Optionn for Pacific Island Leaders following national conflicts in the Pacific Region.
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Development, Education, Environment
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Evaluation, Program Design, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Transitional Justice; an Option for Pacific Island Leaders when compared to the shortcomings and absence in peace building and confclit resolution options under the Criminal Justice System
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
1. The Rights Based Approach under the Fiji Island Constitution; School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University Palmerston North New Zealand and the Fiji Association of Social Workers; Fiji Social Work Journal, Volume 2

2. The Legal Justification of the Affirmative Action in Fiji, For the Good of All, A Progress Report on the Implementation of Affirmative Action Programmes under the Social Justice Act, Parliamentary Paper no.66 of 2004

3. Policing Child Abuse through International Law, Papua New Guinea Annual Judiciary Convention 2002, CRIN - Child Rights Information Network - Resources - 17k

4. Pacific Island Courts and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Development Bulletin, (56), 35-37. (2001). Special issue: Involving Young People in Development.

5. The Application of United Nations Human Rights Conventions in the Pacific Island Courts; Journal of the South Pacific Law – Working Papers 4 of Volume 4 – 2000

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