Improved bilateral partnership in the legal sector was discussed

– AG meets with the Canadian High Commissioner

ATTORNEY-GENERAL (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall, SC, met Friday with Canada’s High Commissioner for Guyana, Mark Kevin Berman, to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral partnership in the legal sector.
Also present at the meeting was the Canadian High Commission for Development Cooperation Adviser, Janine Cocker; High Commission Development Officer, Tariq Williams and Public Trustee at the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Prithima Kissoon.
“The meeting examined the different platforms and programs that exist between the two countries, which can be used by the Ministry of Legal Affairs in fulfilling its functional mandate,” the Attorney General’s Chambers stated in a press release.

The Attorney General, in his remarks, requested technical support for a number of initiatives that the ministry is currently undertaking, inclusive of, but not limited to, the Law Reform Commission, the review exercise forthcoming law to update and consolidate Guyana laws, the publication of updated law reports of Guyana between 2007 and 2020, electoral reforms, forensic sciences, ballistics, handwriting expertise and forensic medicine.
These are important areas that will all enhance the legal capacity of the state to enforce Guyana laws and to maintain good governance and public order.
The Attorney General thanked the High Commissioner for his visit and expressed his gratitude to the Government of Canada for being a development partner in Guyana.
The High Commissioner, in turn, expressed his commitment to co-operation in the areas discussed, and in future efforts, and agreed to meet regularly to promote this agenda.