MINIMUM PENALTIES LEGISLATION THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA EXPERIENCE
AbstractThis article examines the way in which the judiciary have been reluctant to become part of the process of rule by the Executive. The cases cited hereinafter clearly depict the extraordinary lengths the courts have gone to in retaining for themselves the right to dispense justice according to well established sentencing principles. Running parallel with all this, is Parliament's attempts to frustrate the innovative judicial approaches to the problem created by, what has become collectively known as, the Minimum Penalties Legislation.
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