BRIDGETOWN – The IMPACT Justice Project, funded by the Government of Canada, hosted a show case at the Faculty of Law Library at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus for a visiting delegation of Canadian parliamentarians who were on a tour of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. As a Canada funded Project, IMPACT Justice welcomed the opportunity to display some of the work we have done in the region to Canadian parliamentarians.
On display were a selection of the books which were donated by IMPACT Justice to the Law Library. While the donation included books on general and special legal topics, those on display were specific to the Project’s crosscutting themes of alternative dispute resolution, human rights, gender equality and the environment. The Project also displayed copies of the 9 pieces of legislation it has drafted for the Caribbean and a selection of its brochures, background studies and status reports.
Brief remarks were delivered by the Deputy Principal of UWI, Professor Winston Moore, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr. David Berry, and Regional Project Director, Professor Velma Newton, CBE, SCM.
The parliamentary delegation included Yasmin Ratansi, the Chair of the Canadian Branch of the CPA; Senator Rosemary Moodie; Member of Parliament Chandra Arya; Member of Parliament Robert Kitchen; and Secretary to the Delegation, Remi Bourgault.