Papua New Guinea

War profiteers of the month: Ferrovial, Broadspectrum and Wilson Security

Ferrovial is a Spanish multinational company, with a broad range of interests - they are involved in the construction of the Gugenheim Museum in Bilbao, the construction of the M3 motorway in Ireland, and manage toll roads across Europe. Ferrovial owns 90% of the company Broadspectrum, which runs Australia's offshore immigration detention centres in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea

19/05/1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Papua New Guinea has no conscription. [2] [3]

2 Conscientious objection

There is no known legal provision for conscientious objection.

3 Desertion

No information available.

6 Annual statistics

The armed forces are 4,300-strong - that is about 0.09 percent of the population. [1]

Sources

[1] Institute for Strategic Studies 1997. Military Balance 1997/98. ISS, London. [2] UN Commission on Human Rights 1997.

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