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A state of emergency remained in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorities continued to restrict the right to freedom of expression and intimidate journalists. Dozens of people were killed in inter-communal violence. Women continued to experience high rates of gender-based violence.
Asia and the Pacific Asylum

Papua New Guinea: Amnesty International welcomes closure of Manus Island refugee detention facility and urges increased protection of women and girls from discrimination and violence

Ratification of core human rights treaties, and passing national legislation to give meaning to these obligations, is essential for the enjoyment of human rights in Papua New Guinea. However, their implementation by the government of Papua New Guinea, in policy and practice, remains a significant...