Late Justice Catherine Davani

OC asks to add more materials for reference

The application was moved by Ombudsman Commission Lawyer Vergil Narokobi, which resulted in the court deferring the hearing of the actual reference to a later date.

The application asked the five-man Supreme Court bench to allow the Ombudsman Commission to include additional materials or facts into the reference book, to assist the court in its deliberation.

Filed on Oct 26 this year, the application asked the court to add three sets of facts containing materials which the Ombudsman Commission says is necessary for the full court to have.

Dorom people proud of Davani

It is part of the inland Rigo district of Central province that has no access to electricity or road links into Port Moresby, but its people are proud to have produced the first Papua New Guinea female judge, who turned out to be one of the best.

Chris Magio is a cousin of the late Justice Catherine Anne Davani. He spoke very highly of his sister at her funeral yesterday.

“She was our first university graduate and following her, we produced many elites,” the proud Dorom man said.

Female athletes pay tribute to late judge Davani

The death of Justice Catherine Davani shook the country. It was obvious by the tributes pouring in that this woman had touched so many lives with her selflessness.

Female soccer players of the Port Moresby Soccer Association told Loop PNG of how this great judge took them under her wings, guided them like a mother hen and was always there when they needed a shoulder to cry on.

Former PNG Under-20 representative (2012), Lydia Kose, shared of how she was having trouble juggling soccer and school work.

Late Justice Davani’s casket arrives in PNG

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia, Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika and other judges received her honour’s casket at 2pm after it arrived on board PX 004 from Brisbane, Australia.

The late judge’s husband, John Arthur Davani, was pushed out in a wheelchair, along with family members behind the casket, to a crowd of mourners before member of the PNG Defence Force carried her honour’s casket behind the Correctional Service pipe band.

Her body was taken to the funeral home where it will be kept.

Casket of late judge to arrive today

The office of the Chief Justice announced funeral arrangements yesterday, after consultation with the family of the late judge.

Late Justice Catherine Davani’s casket will arrive at the Jackson’s International Airport at 1.30pm, and will be received by the PNG Judiciary at the Ceremonial car park before it is taken to the Funeral Home. The haus krai is currently being held at the Davani family residence at Three-Mile.

Parkop pays tribute to late Justice Davani

He made this comment after hearing of the passing of the judge last Friday.

The country’s first female judge passed away in Australia while seeking medical treatment.

“So sad to hear this news (because) the late Judge and her family had contributed immensely to our country.  In law, in academia, in sports, especially football and in a lot of community activities,” Parkop said.

“She was an outstanding lawyer, a resolute and very fair judge and also a great footballer representing PNG in women’s soccer.”