PNG has three new judges

2:52 pm on 20 May 2015

Papua New Guinea's Judicial and Legal Service Commission has appointed three new judges.

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The Chairman of the Commission and Attorney General, Ano Pala, says the move will hopefully alleviate a growing backlog of cases in the courts.

The former Solicitor General, Frazer Pitpit, was one of the appointments, along with Hitelai Kiele and Kenneth Frank.

They have been appointed to 10-year terms.

Justices George Manuhu and Allan David were re-appointed for further ten years while an acting judge, Leka Nablu, had his contract extended for another 12 months.

The appointments bring the number of judges in PNG to 37.