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The Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre

The Advocacy & Legal Advice Center (ALAC) is one of the most dynamic new anti-corruption intervention experiments by the global TI movement. There are more than 40 ALACs in 40 countries, the majority in Eastern Europe.

ALAC is a complaints desk. It provides free legal services and assistance to victims and witnesses of corruption.

ALAC aims to create dialogue, informal feedback and working partnerships with government institutions charged with corruption. It is an avenue for advocacy and to educate the public on their rights and responsibilities to counter corruption.

What is corruption?

Corruption occurs when:

  • The boss recruits in favour of his/her wantoks.
  • Persons in position of authority misuse funds meant for development and/or other purposes.
  • contracts are awarded to friends and acquaintances who may not have the capacity to do the job.
  • The headmaster of the school builds his house in the village using the school funds.
  • A policeman uses his authority to release a wanted criminal or lawbreaker from the police holding cells.
  • An arresting officer accepts money from a hotel manager and refuses to assist victims abused by the hotel manager.

Legal Advice and Assistance on Corruption Complaints

We will provide free legal advice to help you pursue your complaint. We will ensure that a formal complaint will be received by the law enforcement agencies for further action.


We will raise awareness on the different types of corruption issues. We will advocate on the rights and responsibilities of citizens in the fight against corruption.

Capacity Building

We will work in support of the existing state authorities in strengthening their capacities to process complaints.

What ALAC does

  • ALAC provides free legal assistance by structuring your complaints.
  • ALAC supports the existing state authorities to process corruption complaints
  • There is an agreement between ALAC, the Ombudsman Commission, the Public Prosecutor's Office and other law enforcement agencies that they will work with ALAC to ensure your complaints get dealt with.

What ALAC does not do

  • Investigate cases of corruption (i.e., go out to gather evidence for your case)
  • Prosecute cases of corruption (i.e, we will not represent your case in court)


Contact the ALAC office on 340 3202 or write to us at:

The Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre
PO Box 591
Port Moresby, NCD
Papua New Guinea

Fax: 320 2189

Toll Free Hotline

If you have a corruption complaint call us on 76014636 or 76014635 toll free.

Alternatively please use the complaints form below:

ALAC Complaints Form

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