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The Papua New Guinea Centre for Judicial Excellence (PngCJE) was established in 2010 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered into between the Chief Justice, Chief Magistrate and the Secretary for the Department of Justice and Attorney General. Its aim is for PngCJE to deliver structured training programs for Judges, Magistrates, Court officers and other officers of the Law and Justice Sector (LJS) agencies that play a part in the Court process.

The PngCJE is headed by Executive Director Dr. John Carey who reports to the Chief Justice and Chairman of the Board, Sir Gibuma Gibbs Salika, GCL KBE CSM OBE and the Board of Directors. The PngCJE conducts and/or coordinates judicial education and training in Papua New Guinea and has three key objectives. They are:

1 Promoting judicial excellence

2 Promoting professional development and training; and

3. Fostering an awareness of judicial administration, developments in the law and social and community issues, are achieved.

The Board of PngCJE

The Hon. Chief Justice Sir Gibuma Gibbs Salika, GCL KBE CSM OBE (Chairman)

The Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Ambeng Kandakasi, CBE

Chief Magistrate Mr. Mark Pupaka

Deputy Chief Magistrate Mr. Samson Tatakali

Registrar Supreme and National Courts of PNG, Mr. Ian Augerea                            

Secretary, Dept. of Justice & Attorney General, Dr. Eric Kwa                                 

Acting Deputy Secretary, Dept. of Justice & Attorney General, Ms. Mirriam Kias

Secretary NJSS, Mr. Jack Kariko     

PNG Law Society President, Mr. Allan Mana                                

UPNG School of Law Executive Dean, Prof. John Luluaki                

Director of Legal Training Institute, Ms. Angelyn Paranda                                         

Executive Director PNGCJE, Dr John Carey, JP

Deputy Executive director PNGCJE, Mr. Sam Kaipu 


PNG Centre for Judicial Excellence Website

View 2017 Annual Report - PngCJE (PDF)

Judges Orientation Workshop 30 July, 2018