/20 CASES LANDING PAGE/ CLUSTER 6: STATE TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE

They are three cases of many in Papua New Guinea that show a blatant disregard for the rule of law. A commission of inquiry chaired by the three competent judges that recommended the immediate prosecution of 35 people; an international fugitive on the run from Indonesian authorities over his illegal receipt of $A57 million; and the policemen who fired their automatic weapons at harmless protesting members of the public and University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) students. Their ability to escape prosecution defies the odds and points to the impact that political patronage continues to have on democracy and the rule of law in PNG.

Department of Finance Commission of InquiryCase 6.1-Department of Finance Commission of Inquiry
Reports of widespread corruption and mismanagement of millions of Kina at the Department of Finance warranted the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry in August 2006. But it began its work in May 2008 and handed over its final report to Prime Minister Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare in October 2009 (Commission of Inquiry, 2013).
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Djoko TjandraCase 6.2-Djoko Tjandra
Riddled with allegations of corruption and scandals, the case of Indonesian businessman Djoko Tjandra was subject to widespread criticism for the role the Papua New Guinean Government played in paving the way for Tjandra to become a PNG citizen.
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UPNG Police ShootingCase 6.3-UPNG Police Shooting
On June 8, 2016 members of the Royal PNG Constabulary opened fire at protesting University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) students in Port Moresby, resulting in injuries to people (Tlozek, 2016). The protesters wanted Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step down from office and present himself for an interview in relation to alleged corruption.
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THEMETIC INDEX
CLUSTER 1: RISKY STATE INVESTMENTS
CLUSTER 2: STATE SANCTIONED LAND GRABS
CLUSTER 3: STATE AGENCIES LACKING ACCOUNTABILITY
CLUSTER 4: STATE ABUSE OF ASSETS AND FUNDS
CLUSTER 5 : STATE LAXNESS TO CRITICAL BILLS
CLUSTER 6: STATE TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE

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