Legal Team established to address deficiencies within Revised Laws of Guyana

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From left: Ms. Renée K. Sandiford, Attorney General Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Justice Abdullah Zuru and Ms. Cheyenne Lall
From left: Ms. Renée K. Sandiford, Attorney General Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Justice Abdullah Zuru and Ms. Cheyenne Lall

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall yesterday met with Justice Abdullah Zuru, who is a Law Revision Consultant attached to the Legal and Institutional Framework of the CARICOM Secretariat, to address the deficiencies that have been attributed to the newly Revised Laws of Guyana.  

In light of the deficiencies found, the Attorney General has constituted a team of officers within the Law Revision of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, which will be headed by Justice Zuru, to begin the process of addressing those deficiencies.

A media release from the AG’s Chambers noted that the Law Revision Secretariat would have in addition to Justice Zuru, Ms. Cheyenne Lall, State Counsel assigned to the Law Revision Unit and Ms. Renée K. Sandiford, legal assistant within the Law Revision Unit.

“Justice Zuru has the magnitude of experience necessary to address the deficiencies associated with the newly Revised Laws of Guyana. He has successfully remedied similar discrepancies associated with Revised Laws in Countries such as Fiji, Belize, Dominica and many others including CARICOM member countries. He noted that such deficiencies are not uncommon when Law Revision is done, specifically after a protracted period. In the case of Guyana the last Law Revision exercise occurred nearly 40 years ago,” the media release noted.  

Justice Zuru outlined that paramount to addressing the deficiencies of the Revised Laws is the establishment of an index. This index, he articulated would be the beginning of the process of rectifying the omissions and mistakes that have been made in the newly Revised Laws.

Once the index is completed then the others steps would be taken to rectify the problems associated with the Revised Laws. A draft of this new index has already been prepared and was presented by to the Attorney General. The work will begin on December 07.

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