Centre conducts awareness on judicial process


THERE are systems and processes to ensure justice is served, Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence executive director Dr John Carey says.
Speaking at the awareness on “Basic rights and fundamentals of justice” at the Tubusereia village in Central on Wednesday, Dr Carey said individuals had different types of rights.
He said when exercising these rights, one needed to ensure that the rights of others were not infringed.
“There are systems and processes to ensure justice is served,” Dr Carey said.
“We must always follow these processes to do it the right way so that we don’t hurt another person when exercising these rights.”
Villagers participated in discussions on constitutional rights and freedoms and how to access justice through the courts.
Judicial Excellence finance officer Stella Tadies moderated the session, that included panellists deputy executive director Sam Kaipu, programme officer Stacey Levakia-Wali and Dr Carey.
The panellists explained the constitutional rights that people had and the process of seeking justice if and when those rights were infringed.
The villagers raised questions on the systems and processes of the administration of justice. Dr Carey explained the categories of offences and how to go to the district and national courts to seek justice if they were not satisfied with the village courts.
Tubusereia village councillor Daniel Lohia said the information presented was important for the community.
“But we need more of such awareness to be carried out here so that we know and understand our rights and where to seek help,” Lohia said.