New Community Justice Program Being Rolled Out in Papua New Guinea’s Vast Village Court System

Jakarta Globe
May 9, 2012

The New system will ideally bring “international human rights-based laws to rural communities” and will “boost the protection and empowerment of women and children.” Ideally, these laws will help reduce child abuse and domestic violence in a society presently governed by restorative justice. The law will coincide with the present system which involves mediation between parties to preserve social harmony.

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