Rule of Law

PNG Law Society calls for justice to prevail in Enga killing

Society president Hubert Namani said this during the post-march of the ‘Rule of Law’ yesterday in Port Moresby.

He said horrific acts captured in the videos shared via social media during the conflict, serves as a stark reminder of the need for swift and resolute legal action to deliver justice to the victims and their families.

“Disturbing videos circulating on social media, depicting the killers flouting their brutality with impunity, underscores the urgency of accountability,” he said.

Lawyers march for ‘Rule of Law’

Called the march for the ‘Rule of Law’, this event was organized by the PNG Law Society to draw the attention of the country to the fast deteriorating law and order situation around the country.

 The march began at one end of the Ela beachfront and ended at the iconic APEC house.

When addressing the lawyers post-march, PNG Law Society President Hubert Namani said walking together in solidarity for the rule of law sends a powerful message to Papua New Guineans.

PNG urged to combat corruption and strengthen rule of law

This was made particularly in holding businesses accountable for the human rights impacts of their activities.

During a day-long visit to the country at the invitation of the government, the High Commissioner had meetings with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and other high-level officials, as well as the Chief Justice, Speaker of Parliament and civil society representatives from Port Moresby, Bougainville and the Highlands.

“I am deeply grateful to the Government for its invitation, which in itself shows a welcomed openness,” the High Commissioner said.

Rigo MP stresses on rule of law

This was the message the Rigo MP, Lekwa Gure, gave to the Central Royal PNG Constabulary during an inspection of guards at Kwikila Town this morning.

The newly-elected Member says he has always respected the police force.

"Apart from all the other armed forces, the police force is known as the law enforcement agency," said Gure.

"When you become a policeman, you swear and pledge your loyalty to the government of the day that you will serve the government to the best of your abilities.

"I believe the police force of Kwikila uphold that loyalty."