O’Neill opens Pacific Judicial Conference
The event is being held at the Convention Centre at Waigani, starting at 8am today.
It is held every two years, which sees Chief Justice and representative Judges from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, PNG as well as and the USA, attend.
This is the second time PNG is hosting the Conference, the first was back in 2003 in Madang.
These meetings have been instrumental in reinforcing the commitment to independent judiciaries and constitutional governments in the diverse and mostly small islands of the Pacific.
The National Judicial Service of Papua New Guinea says it is excited about hosting this high-level event.
It says the event is is an opportunity to show case Port Moresby to the international guess together with PNG’s Judicial system, the uniqueness of the nation’s cultural diversity and the economic developments that has taken place over the years.
The event ends on Thursday, Sept 15.