Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us

Countries/Territories

Jump to your country or territory of interest

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin
Instagram



News from the Caribbean:




Back To Today's News

IMPACT Justice Project hosts fourth project steering committee meeting in Barbados
Published on June 21, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Canadian government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project hosted its fourth project steering committee (PSC) meeting on June 14, 2017, in Barbados.

This year, the PSC meeting was co-chaired by Dr Gail Miller, senior director, Caribbean Regional Programme, Global Affairs Canada, and Professor Clive Landis, PhD, deputy principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus (representing the principal and pro-vice chancellor of the UWI, Cave Hill Campus).

The project steering committee, which is the main policy making body of the project, comprised representatives of Global Affairs Canada, the judiciary, attorneys general, faculties of law, legal reform units and Caribbean bar associations.

At the PSC meeting, IMPACT Justice reviewed its Year 3 progress report and sought and received approval of its annual work plan for Year 4 (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018). The work plan outlines the activities that the project will be undertaking until March 2018. Some of these activities include:

•    further advancement of its ADR programme including the establishment of community mediation and restorative practices associations;

•    the continuation of public legal education activities which will include the publication of manuals or protocols for practitioners and agencies with whom disabled persons and children come into contact in the justice system; and

•    work on several new pieces of model legislation including a Legal Profession Act, an Arbitration Act, a Criminal Code and regulations for a CARICOM-approved Consumer Protection Act.

 
Reads: 2093





Click here to receive daily news headlines from Caribbean News Now!




Back...

Comments:

No comments on this topic yet. Be the first one to submit a comment.

Back...

As a result of our comments feature being overtaken in recent weeks by spammers using fake email addresses, producing a large number of bounced verification emails each day, we have reluctantly decided to suspend the comments section until further notice.

Disclaimer
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment author and are not representative of Caribbean News Now or its staff. Caribbean News Now accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Caribbean News Now reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments. Any content that is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will not be approved.
Before posting, please refer to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.




Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: