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New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea: Summary Report

The aim of the research project on which this summary report is based, was to investigate whether the family protection orders (FPOs) introduced under the Family Protection Act 2013 (FPA) were bein

Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea - Main Report

The aim of the research project on which this report is based, was to investigate whether the family protection orders (FPOs) introduced under the Family Protection Act 2013 (FPA) were being access

Domestic violence, the law and related services in Papua New Guinea: A survey of young adults in Port Moresby and Lae

A survey of young adults was conducted in Port Moresby and Lae towards the end of 2019 and in early 2020 as part of a larger study on the use and efficacy of family protection orders (FPOs) as a ke

Domestic Violence and Family Law in Papua New Guinea

This paper arose from a research project on family protection orders (FPOs) in Papua New Guinea (PNG), during which it became apparent that many matters being brought to the police and courts invol

Family Protection Orders: Court Processes in Papua New Guinea

This report outlines some findings and observations about how courts in Papua New Guinea (PNG) handle the family protection orders (FPOs) introduced under the Family Protection Act 2013.

Sorcery Cases in Papua New Guineas Village Courts: Legal Innovation Part IV

This In Brief argues that the repeal of Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Act 1971 has been functionally irrelevant for village courts, which face the issue of sorc

The Writing of Community By-Laws and Constitutions in Melanesia: Who? Why? Where? How?

This In Brief explores a persistent, and perhaps intensifying, trend in parts of Melanesia for communities to write down their own rules and regulations in t

Overcoming Operational Constraints in Papua New Guinea's Remote Rural Village Courts: A Case Study Legal Innovation: Part 3

This In Brief considers the role that village courts in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are imagined to play in local-level dispute resolution versus the role they ar

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