GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR POWERS: There are three levels of government in Papua New Guinea, the national, provincial and local governments. The Constitution and the Organic Law on Provincial Government and Local Level Government (Organic Law) regulate the lawmaking powers of the national, provincial and local-level governments. Each level has its own distinct lawmaking powers. The lawmaking powers of the national Parliament are covered in section 41 of the Organic Law; the lawmaking powers of the…
From The Report: Papua New Guinea 2012
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In partnership with Leahy Lewin Nutley Sullivan Lawyers, OBG takes a look at PNG’s legal system. Key points include investment incentives for foreign companies and the special status of much of PNG’s land. John Leahy, Partner, Leahy Lewin Nutley Sullivan Lawyers, shares a viewpoint on the origin of PNG’s legal code.