HRSD's external advisory board currently consists of the following members:
Rosslyn Noonan is the former Chief Commissioner of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and current Director at the Faculty of Law of Auckland University’s Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy & Practice. From 2010 to 2012 she was Chair for the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) – In this role she supported the establishment and strengthening of independent national human rights institutions to ensure they met international standards.
Romulo Nayacalevu is a human rights lawyer who has served the Pacific region for over 10 years. He previously worked as a private practitioner in Fiji, before taking his appointment as the first national human rights officer for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for the Pacific. He then joined SPC RRRT as a senior trainer before becoming a senior human rights adviser. In 2017 he took his appointment as the program manager for Governance and Legal Affairs at the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat in Vanuatu. Romulo also serves in the boards of Save the Children, Scripture Union Fiji, PSFC and previously with the Fiji Young Lawyers Association and the Fiji Enviroment Law Association. He holds degrees in law, governance, international affairs (relations) and diplomacy.
Andie Fong Toy
Andie Fong Toy of New Zealand is the Labour Mobility Adviser for the Australia Pacific Training Coalition and a former Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Ms Fong Toy's extensive experience incorporates research on Pacific legal issues and working in a civil society organisation in New Zealand and experience in election observation missions, encapsulating vast knowledge and understanding of regional and international issues.
Ethel Sigimanu spent over 27 years’ in the Solomon Islands public service serving in a number of ministries and providing the leadership needed for effective service delivery to the people of Solomon Islands. She is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs. In the past 9 years, She also served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources, Department of National Unity, Reconciliation & Peace, Department of Home Affairs & Chairlady of the National Disaster Council and Ministry of Women, Youth & Sports.
Senator Daisy Alik-Momotaro
A new appointment to the RRRT Advisory Board, Marshall Islands Senator Daisy Alik-Momotaro has spent a number of decades working in community development as well as advocating for the rights of women, youth and children. Daisy served as Director of Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI) for 13 years before she became Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture and Internal Affairs in 2012, a post she held for four years. She currently holds the position of Chairperson for the Judicial and Government Relations Committee in the RMI Parliament. A long-standing advocate of ending violence against women and girls. She was instrumental in lobbying individual parliamentarians to pass the Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Law that passed in September 2011.
Judge Joseph Clarence Nelson
Justice Nelson sits on the Supreme Court of Samoa, is an ad-hoc Justice of the Samoa Court of Appeal, and a Judge of the Land & Titles Court (Appellate Division). He is also a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the body of 18 independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. Patron of the Pacific Island Lawyers Human Rights Network and a mentor for the Samoa Victim Support Group, Judge Justice has been a longstanding advocate for children's rights and the protection of young victims of sexual violence.;