Senator the Honourable Anand Ramlogan, SC, Attorney General together with the Chief Justice, Mr Ivor Archie, the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Sir Dennis Byron, the Honourable Christlyn Moore, the Minister of Justice, the chairman of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal, Attorney Rajmanlal Joseph and other Members of the Legal profession are currently attending the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference, being held in Cape Town, South Africa from 14 to 18 April 2013. This Conference is a forum for delegates to have discourse on a number of issues and is hosted by the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association. The theme of the Conference is Common Challenges – Common Solutions, Commonwealth, Commerce and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a term used in South Africa to denote humaneness, social justice, fairness and conformity with basic norms.
The Conference is a prestigious event that brings together Judges, Attorneys General, Civil Liberty Groups and legal practitioners from all over the Commonwealth to debate issues affecting the Commonwealth and the rule of law, exchange views and experiences with colleagues and to learn more about the latest technology that are being utilised to improve the quality and administration of Justice.
The programme of the Conference involves 48 panel sessions (with over 175 speakers) divided into four main streams – Corporate and Commercial Law; Legal and Judicial Profession; Constitutionalism Human Rights and the Rule of Law; and Contemporary Legal Topics.
Some of the major topics being discussed at the Conference include Anti-Bribery and Corruption in the Corporate World; Privatising the Courts: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Separation of Powers: Constitutional and Media Perspectives; Playing Fair? Sports Law in the Commonwealth; Cyber Security in the Commonwealth; and Immigration, Migration and Refugees in the Commonwealth – the Legal Response.
The Attorney General has taken the opportunity to engage in discussions with a number of his foreign colleagues on mutual issues of concern to Trinidad and Tobago, and to foster and renew relations with other representatives of participating Member States of the Commonwealth.
MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
APRIL 18, 2013