Rule of law to be improved

The Government aims to improve the enforcement of the rule of law by strengthening, increasing capacity, and modernising the law and justice services at all levels.

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.

Dr Kwa also congratulated Deputy Chief Justice Kandakasi and Justice Miviri on their appointments.

DCJ Kandaksi was first appointed as a Judge in 2000.

He is championing the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), conducting more than 1,000 mediations and other forms of ADR.

Justice Miviri has more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession working with the Public Prosecutor from 1987 to 2012 before joining the Royal PNG Constabulary as the Director Legal Services.

Cedric Patjole