Rabi Shankar Sukul was this morning, July 26 sworn in by President Donald Ramotar as an Appeal Court Judge.
Justice Sukul brings 25 years of experience to the table, after practicing in the United Kingdom.
Following his swearing in at the Office of the President, Justice Sukul told reporters that he intends to execute his duties in a fair manner.
“I intend to apply the principles, legal principles, apply law and logic and good sound objective judicial reasoning, which I’ve learned and practiced in the United Kingdom and apply same to my native land,” Justice Sukul said.
When asked about the short comings in Guyana’s judicial system, Justice Sukul admitted that he is not very knowledgeable about the local system, but he is certain it is no different from others, as every judicial system is open to criticisms.
“I cannot credit myself with knowledge of the local judicial system but whatever the shortcomings maybe, Guyana is not unique as a country with a judicial system that is not open to criticisms…whatever it is, I will do whatever I can to try and minimize the effect it has on the people.”
Additionally, President Ramotar expressed his hope that Justice Sukul will be fair in his decisions and execute his duties in a transparent manner.