Saturday, March 16, 2013

PM meets with Legal Associations

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar met Thursday with members of the Council of the Law Association and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago. 

The government delegation included Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal and Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar. Jairam Seenath represented the Law Association and Sophia Chote attended on behalf of the Criminal Bar Association. 

The meeting discussed concerns raised by the associations on a number of legislative proposals put forward by the Government. The Prime Minister invited  the Associations to submit their proposals in writing and expressed Government’s willingness to review the bills to take into account some of the concerns raised during the meeting. 

Persad-Bissessar also said she has instructed the Attorney General to prepare a Green Paper on the issue of the Abolition of Jury trial for Blood Crimes. She said there should be widespread stakeholder and public consultations since this is a fundamental change to the criminal Justice system.

Persad-Bissesar reiterated her Government’s commitment to continued engagement and consultation with major stakeholders and the public with respect to 
matters of national importance .

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