Justice

Rule of law to be improved

This is being done by increasing the number of judicial appointments through the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC).

Secretary for the Department of Justice & Attorney General, Dr Eric Kwa, said this during the Ceremonial Sitting of the Supreme Court to welcome the Deputy Chief Justice, Ambeng Kandakasi, and permanent Judge to the Supreme and National Courts, Justice Nicholas Miviri.

He said the O’Neill-Abel Government is committed to ensure the justice system is working to create a conducive environment for economic growth.

Warring clans attend workshop

Restoring peace and stability is important for setting a solid foundation for recovery and reconstruction.

The leadership of two previously warring clans from Hela Province recommitted to renouncing violence at a law and order workshop in the Fugwa Basin area, boosting hopes a peace settlement negotiated in April will hold.

The leaders were among 32 people attending a three-day workshop at Fugwa Primary School that provided information on law and justice agencies, family and sexual violence, juvenile justice, illicit drugs and tribal fighting.

Loop breakfast bites

Haiveta responds to leadership tribunal statement

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Gulf Governor Chris Haiveta has expressed disappointment over comments by Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Davis Steven, that he may still answer to a leadership tribunal over a decade ago.

48-hour ultimatum from people of Madang

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Poor rate of women’s access to justice

This statistics was revealed by Secretary General for Pacific Islands Forum Leaders, Dame Meg Taylor.

“We need to ensure that the foundation for justice remains in society,” she said.

Violence against women is a current issue that is prevalent in the region and a collective effort is needed to address it.

“It’s disturbing that two out of three women experience violence by an intimate partner,” Dame Meg said.

In Papua New Guinea, Gender based violence remains a challenge in achieving gender equality.

Crimes against children should shock PNG!

This PNG Tribal Foundation statement follows the recent brutal torture of a 6-year-old girl in Enga Province.

The Foundation has named her 'Justice', because that is what she deserves under the laws of Papua New Guinea.

Justice is the daughter of the late Leniata Kepari, who was falsely accused of sorcery and then burnt alive in Mt. Hagen in 2013. To this day, no one has been charged and prosecuted for that murder.

Pacific colleagues call for justice

Post-Courier business editor Rosalyn Albaniel Evara reportedly passed away on Sunday October 15 after complaining of head pains.

But information and a testimony given by an outraged relative during her funeral service in Port Moresby on Monday, October 23, revealed a pattern of marital abuse inflicted on the 41-year-old mother.

“We welcome a move by police to halt the burial of our colleague and an order seeking a post-mortem be carried out,” says Pacific Freedom Forum Chair, Monica Miller.