oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Some Problems of Administering Law in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Unless an independent New Guinea is to become a totalitarian state the strength, independence and competence of the superior courts is vital. Perhaps for a eriod an independent New Guinea will be prepared to continue to have Australian lawyers in some major j udicial appointments. However, there will obviously be enormous pressure to have new appointments at least drawn from the indigenous population, and no independent country would long be satisfied to have the control of major judicial functions in foreign hands.

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