Four final year law students at the University of the South Pacific’s Emalus Campus recently completed their internship program at the MSG Secretariat. Zaneta Kafa, James Apaniai, Hudson Fano of the Solomon Islands and Lorna Macanawai of Fiji were attached to the Secretariat for a period of ten weeks learning about the different programs of the MSG as well as researching on key issues around trade, sustainable development, security and human rights. Their attachment is part of their law clinic course and provided the interns with the opportunity to understand some of the issues that the governments of the MSG region were engaged on and of which they needed to address applying their legal lenses.
In welcoming the students to the internship program, the Director General Ambassador Amena Yauvoli said that, “the MSG Secretariat is pleased to host the law students. It is wonderful to see them tackle the issues they were assigned too as they applied their legal knowledge and research skills. Their internship will add value to their experiences and empower them to understand the pressings issues of our sub-region. We welcome their valuable contributions through their research and interactions with us.”