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Supreme Court Rules Logging Rights In PNG Illegal

Source:  Copyright 2008, Scoop
Date:  October 30, 2008
Original URL: Status ONLINE

The Supreme Court has quashed a decision granting logging rights over the huge Kamula Doso forest area in Western Province to Rimbunan Hijau (RH) in a court case brought by the PNG Eco-Forestry Forum, and ordered the company to pay costs to the Forum. SEARCH NZ JOBS Search Businesses FindA Find the property for you For all your PROPERTY needs BUY RENT INVEST today!

"This is a major victory for good governance," said Kenn Mondiai, Chairperson of the Forum.

"This decision demonstrates to the whole world what has been going on for far too long, and legally reaffirms the Forum's claim of widespread illegal logging in PNG facilitated by the government and the logging industry. This is only a tip of an iceberg and there is more to be uncovered of unlawful acquisition of resources and unequal benefit distribution.

The PNG Eco-Forestry Forum has been fighting through the Courts for over two years to overturn Rimbunan Hijau's rights to log in Kamula Doso ...

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The Papua New Guinea
Eco-Forestry Forum
P.O. Box 3217, Boroko, National Capital District

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