IB 2022/03 The Need for Law Reform in Papua New Guinea: Part 2 — Updating Drug Laws

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Author/s (editor/s):

Glen Mola Pumuye, Jennivive Kuman

Publication year:

2022

Publication type:

In Brief

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The Need for Law Reform in Papua New Guinea: Part 2 — Updating Drug Laws

This paper is the second part in a two-part series on the need for law reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Part 1 outlined some challenges for law reform and suggested that with more attention and political will, progress can be made. This second part highlights how some drugs entering into PNG, such as methamphetamine, were not captured by the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, and in response, the PNG parliament recently passed the Controlled Substance Act 2021.

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