Conference Programme

 

 “Parliamentary Democracy and the Role of the Judiciary”

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

DRAFT PROGRAMME(Subject to Change)

As of 24/05/2019

SUNDAY 8th  SEPTEMBER 2019

9:30-16:00 Council Meeting (Attendance by invitation only)  
10:00-16:00 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

Opening Ceremony

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”

 
12:30-13:30 LUNCH  
13:30-15:00 Session 3: Concurrent Panel session:

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

 3B: “Improving government decision-making and judicial review”

 

 

 

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15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK
 
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Specialist Sessions

Discussions in 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 Announcement of the 2020 Conference –  
9.15-10.30

 

Session 5: Panel Session

“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 Free Evening  

WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2019

09:00-09.15 CMJA Endowment Fund  
09:15-09:30 Update on the UNODC Global Judicial Integrity Network  
9:30-10:30 Session 9: Keynote Speech:

 “Judicial Leadership”

 

 

10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK  
11:00-12:30 Session 10: Concurrent Panel Session:

Session 10A:“Human rights abuse and witchcraft violence”

Session 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” 

 

 

13.00-15.00 11B: “Judicial accountability to Parliament?”  
15:00-15:30 TEA BREAK  
15:30-16.30 Session 12: Judicial Wellness- keeping fit and staying alive”  
16:30 Close of Conference  
Gala Dinner  

THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2019

DAY TRIP