Evictions violated human rights


THE recent eviction exercises carried out in Kamkumung settlement, Lae, Morobe and Garden Hills settlement in Port Moresby are a direct violation of human rights.
I urge the Ombudsman Commission, non-government organisations and relevant government authorities to ensure the conduct of police during the eviction exercises is investigated.
I see that our justice system is not fair anymore.
Evictions and abuse of human rights in Papua New Guinea reflects a lack of political will on the part of the Government to promote and protect the rights of the people.
The Government has not established a human rights protection institution and the people continue to become victims of human rights abuse.
Set up a human rights institution in PNG to deal with human rights issues.

Jonathan Dege,
Eastern Highlands