The essays contained in this volume deal with important issues regarding the development and parameters of the principles and application of administrative law. They reconcile the different administrative law principles as enunciated by various judges, law practitioners, legal luminaries and human rights activists from various parts of the world, and provide a rich experience and background of the subject. They were initially submitted at a workshop organised by the then Law Faculty of the University of Papua New Guinea in 1996. These papers were later edited to ensure comprehension of administrative law in all its gamuts by the students, advocates, legal practitioners and administrators, not only in Papua New Guinea, to whom this book is addressed, but in other parts of the world as well. All these essays have been grouped into five parts: origins of administrative law, rules of natural justice, the judicial review process, human rights and administrative law, and the role of judges in a democratic state. The publication of the book has coincided with Papua New Guinea's Silver Jubilee Year of Independence.