Biography: Dr Bal Kama is a lawyer and academic. He is admitted to practice in the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court. 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 judiciary and its relationship other the arms of government under the Papua New Guinea Constitution was awarded the 2020 Hank Nelson Prize for the best PhD thesis internationally on Papua New Guinea. Specialising in public law and governance, his views on Pacific socio-legal and constitutional affairs have appeared in leading forums and media platforms in the region and abroad. Bal participated in the Melbourne Forum in 2020.