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IMPACT Justice technical advisory groups to meet in St Lucia
Published on May 11, 2017Email To Friend    Print Version

RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project is hosting three technical advisory group (TAG) meetings in Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, St Lucia on May 11 and 12, 2017.

These meetings will serve to assist the project as it seeks to finalize its work plan for Year Four under the legislative and treaty policy making component, legal profession and education component and the project’s alternative dispute resolution component.

Persons selected to sit on the TAGs represent various government offices and NGOs across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and include representatives from ministries of legal affairs and chambers of attorneys general, chief parliamentary counsel, a solicitor general, presidents and other representatives of bar associations, a judge, the minister of social protection, Guyana, a commissioner of police, a senior superintendent of police and representatives from regional ministries of education.

At this year’s TAG meetings the project will be discussing, inter alia, proposals for drafting new model legislation for CARICOM member states, reviewing the IMPACT Justice Model Community Mediation Bill and Model Legal Profession Regulations; making plans for the establishment of community mediation associations and restorative practices associations in countries were the project has had training and plans to offer further advanced training in these areas.

Also to be discussed, are plans for further engagement with indigenous communities of the CARICOM region.

Last year, the IMPACT Justice TAG meetings were held in Belize City, Belize.
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