/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.