Commonwealth updated on revision of Guyana’s laws


[] – A team of experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat Commonwealth Funds for Technical Cooperation (CFTC) were updated on Friday, March 20 on the process surrounding the revision and consolidation of Guyana’s laws by Attorney General Anil Nandlall.

According to a statement from the Attorney General’s Chambers, Head of Law Development, Rule of Law Division, Steve Malby and Technical Assistance Adviser, Technical Assistance Unit, Pauline Campbell, met with the Attorney General and his team to discuss a number of issues, in particular, areas in which the Commonwealth Secretariat can offer technical assistance.

These discussions also included a continuation of the assistance being rendered by the Secretariat to the Team at the Attorney General’s Chambers currently engaged in correcting omissions and deficiencies in the revision and consolidation of the Laws of Guyana.

“Additionally, the preparation of a complete Index of the Laws of Guyana was discussed as an important component of this initiative. The Commonwealth Team pledged their continued support to this component.The difficulties faced by Guyana in not consolidating and revising its laws in a timely manner are not unique to Guyana as indicated by Mr. Malby. In fact, the laws of most countries are not current by several years,” the statement noted.

It was also stated that the Attorney General also requested the Team from the Commonwealth Secretariat to offer assistance in the compilation and publication of Law Reports of Guyana for the years 2008 to 2014, inclusive.

Technical assistance was also promised for this exercise.