Acting Judge Nicholas Miviri was sworn in by acting Governor General Theo Zurenuoc at the Government House today in the presence of Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia and other judges.
He will be posted to the Kimbe National Court for a term of 12 months. He joins Justice Ellenas Batari in the West New Britain Province.
He is the fifth acting judge currently serving in the National Court. The National and Supreme Court have 35 permanent judges.
Miviri’s appointment was announced on Jan 20, 2017 by Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Ano Pala.
Miviri is from Moveave village, Malalaua District, Gulf Province. He has over 30 years practice in criminal law and administrative law. He graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Law in 1985 and was admitted to the bar in 1986.
Meanwhile Presiding judge in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, Justice Stephen Kassman was also sworn in today at the Government house.
Justice Kassman was reappointed as a judge of the National and Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea Jan 20, 2017 by Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Ano Pala.
His re-appointed is for a term of another three years.
(Picture courtesy of the Office of the Chief Justice, National & Supreme Courts of Justice)