COMMISSION MEMBERS OF THE

MEMBERS OF THE COMMMISSION

The Commission consists of a Chairman; and six (6) prominent citizens.  The Chairman is a sitting Member of the National Parliament and is appointed by the Head of State acting on advice of the Prime Minister; or retired judge of the National and Supreme Courts or a person who is eligible for appointment as a Judge to the National and Supreme Courts and is appointed by the Head of State, acting on advice of the Prime Minister, after receiving a report from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

The six (6) prominent citizens are appointed by the Minister for Justice by notice in the National Gazette, of whom –

  • two are serving Members of Parliament; and

  • one has qualifications and experience in constitutional law; and

  • one has qualifications and experience in anthropology, sociology or political science; and

  • one person is nominated by the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches to represent the Churches; and

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Papua New Guinea who is an ex officio – member.

A member of the Commission holds office for such period not exceeding four years as the Minister specifies in the notice and is eligible for re-appointment.