Chief Magistrate Nerrie Eliakim

​District courts need funding for new home

This is because it has not secured funding for the construction.

On 15 December 2015, the Magisterial Services launched its Corporate Plan 2016-2020.

One of the main priorities outlined in the plan was to work towards having that court complex up by 2020 so all the district court cases can be heard in the same building.

The Australian Government, through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) program, assisted the Magisterial Service with the full cost of the master design of the new court complex.

PM’s arrest warrant review adjourned to next year

Leave was granted to Saulep by the court to stop acting on their behalf yesterday after a letter by Saulep was produced before the National Court.

Former Police commissioner Geoffrey Vaki and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill are the first and second plaintiffs in the review.

Chief Magistrate Eliakim and the State are the first and second respondents. 

O’Neill’s arrest warrant trial vacated

The Supreme Court this afternoon allowed a temporary stay of the judicial review which was set to take place on March 3 at the National Court.

This is the case of the Judicial Review Proceeding that was filed by former Police Commissioner Geoffrey Vaki against Chief Magistrate Nerrie Eliakim over the manner in which the District Court issued the arrest warrant for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

The judicial review proceeding filed in 2014 seeks to quash the order of the District Court when it issued the arrest warrant against PM O’Neill.