Attorney General Anil Nandlall, SC, has sought Canadian assistance in electoral reforms, forensic sciences, ballistics, handwriting expertise, forensic medicine among other fields.
This was communicated on Friday during a meeting with the Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Mark Kevin Berman. The AG and the High Commissioner also discussed several issues related to improving Guyana’s legal capacity. The meeting examined various platforms and programs that exist between the two countries, which the Ministry of Legal Affairs can use to fulfill its mandate.
Under existing programs currently administered by the High Commission in collaboration with various international agencies, the Attorney General requested technical assistance to the Law Reform Commission, the upcoming law review exercise to update and consolidation of Guyana laws on December 31, 2020.
In addition, Nandlall requested assistance in publishing updated law reports of Guyana (2007-2020) and other important areas that will enhance the State’s legal capacity to enforce Guyana laws and maintain good governance and public order.
A statement from the AG chambers stated that the High Commissioner had expressed his commitment to co-operate in the areas identified and in future endeavors and agreed to meet regularly to promote this agenda. Also present at the meeting were Councilor, 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 Canadian Government for being a great developmental partner in Guyana. Nandlall also thanked successive High Commissioners for the vital contributions they have made to the advancement of the people of Guyana. (G1)