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IMPACT Justice

An 8-year regional justice sector reform project funded by the Government of Canada

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LEGISLATION & TREATY DRAFTING

IMPACT Justice is seeking to strengthen legislation and treaty policy in the region through the  drafting of model legislation to assist CARICOM Member States in implementing their legislative agendas.  The Project also sponsors the training of legal drafters to increase the pool of professional legal draftspersons available to the region.
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LEGAL PROFESSION

To improve legal services in the region, IMPACT Justice drafted a Model Legal Profession Bill which contains an updated code of ethics, strengthened disciplinary and accounting provisions and a regime for continuing legal professional development.
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PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION

Under this component, IMPACT Justice is increasing citizens’ knowledge and awareness of their legal rights and of other areas of the law. We are undertaking several activities in this area which target men, women, boys and girls of all ages, and also businesses.
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LEGAL DATABASES

In order to make legal resources more accessible to citizens, IMPACT Justice has upgraded CariLaw, a database of regional caselaw (which is now marketed by JustisOne) and has established the Caribbean Law Review and West Indian Law Journal (WILJ) databases online.
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ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Forms of ADR include negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. Due to the rising cost of litigation and the amount of time taken during the litigation process, IMPACT Justice is seeking to promote the use of ADR as it is a faster medium through which persons can have their disputes settled while at the same time helping to reduce the court’s backlog of cases.
IMPACT Justice Donates Law Books to 11 Belizean Magistrates’ Courts
IMPACT Justice Donates Law Books to 11 Belizean Magistrates’ Courts
The Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project has donated a number of key legal texts to the Magistrates’ Courts of Belize. This donation is in response to one of the recommendations coming out of a ‘Situational Analysis of the Magistrates’
IMPACT JUSTICE SUPPORTS LAW REVISION EFFORTS OF GUYANA
IMPACT JUSTICE SUPPORTS LAW REVISION EFFORTS OF GUYANA
BRIDGETOWN – August 8, 2022 – In 2021, the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project was asked by the Hon. Anil Nandlall, SC, MP, Attorney General of Guyana to assist with its law revision exercise aimed at updating bringing the Laws of Guyan
IMPACT JUSTICE SUPPORTS LAW REVISION EFFORTS OF BELIZE
IMPACT JUSTICE SUPPORTS LAW REVISION EFFORTS OF BELIZE
BRIDGETOWN – August 8, 2022 – The Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is presently assisting the Government of Belize with the revision of its subsidiary laws which were last revised in 2003 and will now be brought up to date to Decembe

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