Book Launching By Former Chief Justice On Philosophies Law in PNG

Philosophies of Law in Papua New Guinea by former Chief Sir Salamo Injia. Photo by SLM Books & Publications

By Frank Rai – posted on Post Courier

A new book, providing philosophical insights into the underlying reasons behind law-making and emerging issues and challenges facing PNG was launched at the University of PNG in Port Moresby over the weekend.

Former Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia’s new book titled Philosophies of Law in Papua New Guinea was officially launched by lawyer-cum politician and Minister for Petroleum Kerenga Kua at University of Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

The university Law students, academics, lawyers from both the public and private practice and judes of the Supreme and National Court attended to witness the launching of the new book.

“Today’s event marks my first book since leaving the bench in October 2018. The book was written during the tenth and final year of my term as Chief justice.

The book, when it was written between 2018 and 2019. It was intended to be a parting contribution to the Rule of Law and Order Summit held in Lae in August 2018”, Sir Salamo said.

He said the Book provides philosophical insights into the underlying reasons behind law-making and emerging issues and challenges facing the country in the way the law is made, understood and applied to serve its purpose.

Sir Salamo said the discussions on selected topics are far from being comprehensive and intended to provide a platform to stimulate discussions among readers about good living under the superintendence of the law.

“The Book is written in plain legal English for easy reading of Papua New Guineans of all walks of life who care about good living under the rule of Law.

The book, as much as it discusses underlying philosophical truths about various law topics, identifies socio-political, economic and legal issues or challenges facing the nation, and suggests ways to address those issues,” he said.

Sir Salamo said in the course of offering suggestions, practical tips are offered to overcome these challenges if one were to become successful in managing their professional pursuits in life, be it legal or otherwise.

“Many of these tips are sourced from real life experiences that I have faced my professional and to some extent personal life including those as a student at law, a lawyer and a judge,” the former Chief Justice added.

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