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Lisa-Marie Tepu

Lisa-Marie Tepu is a lawyer admitted to practice in the National and Supreme Courts of PNG

Articles by Lisa-Marie Tepu (1)

  • Supreme Court ruling shows PNG needs new asylum seeker laws

    It is timely to consider the legal implications of last week's ruling by the  Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea which held the detention of asylum seekers at Manus Island Processing Centre (MIPC) breached their constitutional rights to personal liberty and freedom. The Supreme Court also found that the purported Constitutional Amendment to legalise the detention of asylum seekers was invalid and of no force and effect, and ordered that: both the Australian and PNG governments take all steps nec