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Land and Conflict in Papua New Guinea: The Role of Land Mediation

Allen, Matthew; Monson, Rebecca


Anecdotal evidence suggests that conflicts over land and extractive resource developments are on the rise across Papua New Guinea. These micro-level conflicts have the potential to scale-up and feed into large-scale armed conflicts�such as those that occurred on Bougainville and in neighbouring Solomon Islands�which require costly external intervention. Against this backdrop, this paper examines PNG�s legally-mandated land mediation system in theory and practice. A number of weaknesses are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges


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