IMPACT Justice Mediation Legislation Committee Discusses Model Mediation Bill

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The Mediation Legislation Committee of the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) met to discuss a Model Mediation Bill drafted by IMPACT Justice in response to requests by several CARICOM governments for mediation legislation.

The objectives of the Mediation Legislation Committee meeting were to:

  1. solicit feedback from Government Representatives and other stakeholders on the Draft Model Mediation Bill to inform amendments; and
  2. agree on a way forward for finalisation of the draft Model Mediation bill, with a view of its adoption by CARICOM Member States.

The meeting took place on December 17th at the Coco Palm Hotel, Gros Islet, St. Lucia and the legislative drafter presented the Model Mediation Bill to Committee Members.

The IMPACT Justice Mediation Legislation Committee comprises representatives of the Attorneys General, the CARICOM Secretariat, the OECS Assembly, the OECS Commission and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. A Supreme Court Registrar and a representative of an ADR association in the region are also on the Committee.

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