Minister for Justice & Attorney General

PNG’s forefathers focused on rights: Minister

And the journey and challenge continues 42 years on, says Davis Steven, the Minister for Justice & Attorney General.

He said the PNG constitution recognises not only the UN charters but also the principles of human rights and freedom.

A human rights commission is the current government’s show of commitment to this area.

Aust envoy summoned over resettlement deal

In a statement, Minister for Justice & Attorney General, Davis Steven, said the objective of the meet was to put before the Australian Government PNG’s position that the existing Regional Resettlement Arrangement (RRA) for asylum seekers is current, effective and binding for both the Australian Government and PNG Government.

“Secondly, reference to the 31st October 2017 as the date of closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre is not correct. That date has not been agreed to by the Government of this sovereign nation,” said Minister Steven.