25 Jan 2018

PNG Leadership Tribunals evidence settings changed

From , 4:04 pm on 25 January 2018

Papua New Guinea Leadership Tribunals will no longer have to follow strict rules of evidence when determining the truth of allegations against elected representatives and department heads.

A Supreme Court decision on the matter follows action by PNG's Ombudsman Commission almost a year ago.

A five judge-bench ruled that the rules on evidence were unconstitutional.

The Commission's Richard Pagen told Johnny Blades that the matter of when a leader referred to a leadership tribunal should be suspended from office remains an obstacle to probes into their conduct.

Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI