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PhD (ANU CoL); Grad. Dip in Legal Practice (Syd CoL); LLB (Honours)(UC); BA (Politics/Int.Relations)(UC)


Dr Bal Kama is a practicing lawyer and academic.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics/International Relations) and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Canberra, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Sydney College of Law and a PhD in law from the Australia National University College of Law.

His PhD thesis on the relationship between the arms of government under the Papua New Guinea Constitution was awarded the 2020 Hank Nelson Prize for the best PhD thesis internationally on PNG.

Specialising in public law and governance, his views on Pacific affairs have appeared in leading forums and media platforms.

Research interests

Constitutional law; Papua New Guinea


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