Supreme Court decision

Parliament to reconvene on 14 Dec

The decision was handed down after the court found that the Speaker’s recalling of Parliament to reconvene on 17th November 2020, was unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has ordered that Parliament sit on Monday 14th of December at 10am. The sitting will also allow Parliament to deliberate on the 2021 National Budget which was declared invalid and ineffective.

The five man bench unanimously reached the following decisions this morning, that;

The Election of James Marape as Prime Minister is legal

The decision was handed down this morning at the Supreme Court in Port Moresby.

The five men bench unanimously dismissed the application; Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, Justice David Cannings, Justice George Manuhu, Justice Derrick Hartshorn and Justice Ere Kariko.

In handing down the decision, Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika said, all five judges highly dismiss the case and have instructed the applicant to pay cost to the interveners on a party-party basis.

The decision was reached after all five Judges individually read out their verdicts.