Attacks on Justice 2005: Papua New Guinea

Against a backdrop of inter-communal violence and the worsening of law and order in the region, the police have reportedly been carrying out abuses, including against detainees, while enjoying impunity.

While the Supreme Court and National Court are generally considered to be independent of the government, local and village courts have often been subject to severe pressure, resulting in justice being severely compromised.

Prosecutors, who are underpaid, are open to corruption, which continues to be of concern generally in political and public bodies.

Papua New Guinea-Attacks on Justice-Publication-2008 (full text, PDF)

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