Commission to conduct consultations on law

National
Source:
The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

The constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) will be carrying out consultations on a women’s protection law for Bougainville.
Secretary Dr Eric Kwa told The National that as part of the negotiations with UN Women, the funders of the legislative reform on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, had requested that the women’s protection law for Bougainville be included also.
Kwa said the women’s protection law would be part of the legislative reform on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls project that was recently signed with UN Women.
“In the negotiations, UN Women asked if we could also do something for Bougainville so part of the deal is to work on a women’s protection law for Bougainville,” he said.
“As a government we try to do our work with limited resources and we’ve been trying to achieve an outcome so really we’ve been given the mandate to review laws.
“There are so many laws to be reviewed and unfortunately for us, our reviews involve public consultations.”