Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall, today, met with High Commissioner to Canada, Mark Kevin Berman. Also present were Counsellor, Development Cooperation, Janine Cocker and Development Officer, Tariq Williams of the Canadian High Commission and Public Trustee, Prithima Kissoon.

The Attorney General thanked the High Commissioner for his visit and expressed his deepest gratitude to the Government of Canada for being a great developmental partner of Guyana and successive High Commissioners for the essential contributions they have made to the advancement of the people of Guyana.

The meeting then examined the various platforms and programs in existence between the two countries, which can be used by the Legal Affairs Ministry in the discharge of its functional mandate.

Under existing programs 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 31st 2020, and the publishing of updated law reports of Guyana (2007-2020).

He also requested technical assistance for electoral reforms, forensic sciences, ballistics, handwriting expertise, forensic medicine, 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.

The High Commissioner expressed his commitment to cooperate in the stated areas and in future endeavors and agreed to meet regularly to advance this agenda.


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