Conference Programme

CMJA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“Parliamentary Democracy and the Role of the Judiciary”

Stanley Hotel,
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
8-12th September 2019

                                                     As of 28/ 02/2019

SUNDAY 8th  SEPTEMBER 2019
9:30-16:00 Council Meeting (Attendance by invitation only)
11:00-16:00 Chief Justices’ Meeting (Attendance by invitation only)
14:00-17:00 Registration
18:30 Conference Welcome Reception- hosted by Judiciary of PNG
MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2019
08:00 Registration continues
09:00-10:00 Session 1

Procession followed by Opening Ceremony:

1. Welcome: Chief Justice

2. Welcome President CMJA

3. Keynote Speech:

4. Cultural Show

10:00- 11:00 CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPH

 FOLLOWED BY TEA BREAK

11:00-11:30 Introduction:

Director of Programmes CMJA

Presentation on CMJA Membership

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Keynote Speech:

“Challenges to the separation of powers in constitutional democracies”

2:30-13:30 LUNCH
3:30-15:00 Session 3: Concurrent Panel session:

3A: “Realising institutional and financial independence for the judiciary”

  3B: “Improving government decision-making and judicial review”
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Specialist Subjects Session:
A. “Recognising the status of Industrial Labour Courts”
B. “Challenges of case tracking”
C.  “Is it time to abolish blasphemy Offences?”
D. “Essential features of an independent military justice system”
  E.  “Cybercrime”
18:30 Reception
TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2019
09:00-09:15 CMJA Endowment Fund
09:15-09:30 UNODC Update on the Global Judicial Integrity Network
09:3010:30 Session 5: Keynote speech:

“A judicial career from appointment to post-retirement assignment”

10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK
11:00-12:30 Session 6: Concurrent Panel Session:
6A: “Politicians and lawyers in conflict with the judiciary”
6B: “Scandalising the courts and judiciary – controlling the media”
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-15:00 Session 7: Concurrent Panel Session:
7A: “Mediation the Pacific way”
7B: “Grassroot and Religious Courts – do they dispense justice?”
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK

 

15:30-16:30 Session 8:  Break out groups

 “Sexual harassment in the judiciary”

 

16:30-17.30 Gender Section Meeting (attendance optional but all delegates are welcome
1900 Reception
WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2019
09:00-09:15 Announcement of 2020 conference:
09:15-10:30 Session 9: Keynote Speech :

 “Judicial Leadership”

10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK
11:00-12:30 Session 10: Concurrent Panel Session:
10A:  Human rights abuse and witchcraft violence”
10B: The court’s duty to prevent damage to the environment”
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-15:00 Session 11: Concurrent Panel Session:
  11A: Judicial involvement in the wider community” 
  11B: Judicial accountability to Parliament?”
15.00-15.30 TEA BREAK
15:30-16:30 Session 12: Learning Session

“Judicial Wellness- keeping fit and staying alive”

16:30-16.45 Close of Conference
19:30 Gala Dinner
THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2019
  DAY TRIP (OPTIONAL)