Recent arrest of PNG Chief Justice undermines rule of law

May 29, 2012

“Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (‘ALHR’) strongly condemns the executive interference with the PNG judiciary that is taking place in Papua New Guinea.” Stephen Keim, President of ALHR, said today. “The threats towards the judiciary, the recent arrest of a Supreme Court Judge and the imposition of public emergency regulations, separately and in combination, undermine the Rule of Law, breach international human rights standards and impinge on the independence of the judiciary.”