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 22/01/2019

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 by Sir Gibbs Salika, Chief Justice of PNG

2. Welcome by Justice Charles Mkandawire, President CMJA

3. Keynote Speech:

4. Cultural Show

10:00- 11:00 CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPH

 FOLLOWED BY TEA BREAK

11:00-11:30 Introduction:

Judge Shamim Qureshi, 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. “Current issues with Disciplinary Forces”
18:30 Reception
TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2019
09:00-09:15 Announcement of 2020 conference:
09:15-10:30 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 CMJA Endowment Fund
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)