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Edited by Regan, Anthony J.; Jessep, Owen; Kwa, Eric L.
In 1996, the Law Faculty of the University of Papua New Guinea and the National Institute of Continuing Legal Education co-hosted a conference in Port Moresby, on the topic of the Papua New Guinea Constitution, 20 years on. Many of the key papers from this conference are included... in this book. Contents Include: Reflections on Constitution Making -- Sir Michael Somare; The CPC and the Constitution -- John Momis; The CPC, Nationalism and Vision -- Bernard Narokobi; Establishing a Liberal Political Order through a Constitution -- Yash Ghai; Reflections of the Chief Justics -- Sir Arnold Amet; The Executive and the Courts -- James Baker; The Head of State -- Jill Cottrell & Yash Ghai; The Nemo Judex Principle of Natural Justice -- Michael A Ntumy; Developing a Coherent Underlying Law -- Owen Jessep & Anthony J Regan; Decentralisation -- Yash Ghai & Anthony J Regan; Separation of Powers - Michael A Ntumy; The Ombudsman Commission -- David Cannings; The Leadership Code -- Gregory Toop; Protecting the Independence of Constitutional Office-Holders - Anthnony J Regan; Citizenship -- Graham Hassall; Foreign Relations -- Edward P Wolfers; Treaty Powers -- Eric L Kwa; Human RIghts -- B D Brunton; Women and the Constitution -- Tiffany Twivey; The Constitution and Land Matters -- R W James; The Constitituion and the Environment -- Meg Taylor; Panel DiscussionRead more
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Edited by Kwa, Eric L.; Foreword by Amet, Arnold
Contents Include: Foreword by The Honorable Sir Arnold Amet; Introduction by Eric L Kwa; The Importance of Natural Resources, Particularly Non-renewable Resources, to the Development of the Papua New Guinean Economy by Alphonse K Malipu; Land Tenure Law in Papua New Guinea by Geo...rge Muroa; Forestry Law by Eric Kwa; Fisheries Resource Development and Management in Papua New Guinea: Law, Biology and Economics by Billy Manoka and Ursula Kolkolo; Water Law by Lawrence Kalinoe; Project Financing in Papua New Guinea by John Sagir Kawi and Wilfred W Golman; Statutory Recognition of Customary Resource Owners' Compensatory Rights and Interests by George Tapya Yapao.Read more
Edited by Kwa, Eric L.; Gelu, Alphonse; Golman, Wilfred
The free and fair conduct of an election is a strong indicator of the democratic state. Where the democratic process is usurped by intimidation, bribery, corruption and violence, the whole election and standing of the members of the legislature are brought into question. And for ...a small and weak democratic state such incidences can result in political instability which often threatens the very survival of the nation-state. In this context, it is usually the judiciary that plays an important role in the preservation and promotion of the democratic process. In the electoral process, the judiciary plays the role of the referee, ensuring that the players in the election field play out the election game in a free and fair manner--playing within the bounds of the law. The role of an active, independent and strong judiciary in the electoral process gives credibility to the electoral process and confidence to the elected members of the legislature. This book highlights the pivotal role the judiciary has played in promoting democratic principles in Papua New Guinea through the electoral process. The vital role that judiciary has played over the last 27 years has contributed to the stability of Papua New Guinea with its diverse cultures, and projected it as one nation, one country and one people.Read more
Edited by Kwa, Eric L.; Kamene, Sakarepe; Kouni, John
The interests and issues on Access Benefit Sharing in Papua New Guinea captured in this publication are envisioned to stir a whole array of socio-political and economic questions in Papua New Guinea. Some of the major issues have been highlighted in the different subject matters ...in the respective chapters and there is also an expectation that other local and national issues will emerge that have not been manifested to date. However, with this publication it is essential for developments in the Access Benefit Sharing to contribute in a positive way through an appropriate national policy and law to respond to Kwa's reminder: The government has to make a serious commitment to its people and the environment through the reformation of the natural resources sector to comply with the constitutional directive. Successive governments have paid lip service to the development of a coherent system that will adequately cover the management of the natural resources for the benefit of the present and future generations. The time to act is now and not tomorrow.Read more
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