Govt requests electoral reforms, forensic sciences, handwriting expertise help from Canada
Attorney General Anil Nandlall, SC, has requested Canada’s assistance in electoral reforms, forensic sciences, ballistics, handwriting expertise, forensic medicine among other areas.
This was conveyed on Friday during a meeting with Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Mark Kevin Berman. The AG and the High Commissioner also discussed several matters relating to enhancing Guyana’s legal capacity. The meeting examined various platforms and programmes in existence between the two countries, which can be used by the Legal Affairs Ministry in the discharge of its mandate.
Under existing programmes currently being administered by the High Commission in collaboration with various international agencies, the Attorney General requested technical assistance for the Law Reform Commission, the impending law revision exercise to update and consolidate the laws of Guyana as of December 31, 2020.
Additionally, Nandlall requested assistance with the publishing of updated law reports of Guyana (2007-2020) and other important areas that will enhance the State’s legal capacity to enforce the laws of Guyana and to maintain good governance and public order.
A statement from the AG chambers stated that the High Commissioner expressed his commitment to cooperate in the stated areas and in future endeavours and agreed to meet on a regular basis to advance this agenda. Also present at the meeting were Counsellor, Development Cooperation, Janine Cocker, and Development Officer Tariq Williams of the Canadian High Commission and Public Trustee Prithima Kissoon.
The Attorney General expressed his gratitude to the Government of Canada for being a great developmental partner of Guyana. Nandlall also thanked successive High Commissioners for the essential contributions they have made to the advancement of the people of Guyana. (G1)