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President Donald Ramotar points fingers at Judiciary – 23rd Jan 2013

shot0011While President Donald Ramotar said his administration supports the independence of the Judiciary, he still has some concerns with the decisions being made against the state.

The President said, he had wanted to make his position known for some time, but did not find any context or authority to do so.

Quoting a 1998 decision by Justice Khan in the United Kingdom, the President summarised his observations.

In recent times, the Attorney General, Anand Nandlal, challenged several actions by the Parliament in the High Court. The most recent  being the ruling of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, on whether or not Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, can speak in the National Assembly.

Nandlall who was at the time speaking at the launching of the Guyana Law Reports, said, as part of his tenure of Minister of Legal Affairs, he will continue to ensure that the rights and freedom of Guyanese as guaranteed by the Constitution are uphold, while referring directly to the Rohee issue.

Meantime, the Minister said, the launching of the Guyana Law Reports is part of Modernization of the Justice Administration System Programme. He said the reports and the official gazette are available on line as a means of also providing greater access of legal information with the use of Information Communication Technologies.

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