7th Meeting of Senior Officials of Legal Affairs Committee (SOLAC) in St. Kitts

St. Kitts Marriott Resort from the court yard (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, APRIL 27TH 2010 (CUOPM) – The Seventh Meeting of Senior Officials of the Legal Affairs Committee (SOLAC) began meeting here Monday in preparation for the 14th Ordinary Meeting of the Legal Affairs Committee (LAC).

During the April 26th and 27th meeting, SOLAC officials are discussing several issues including a Redraft of the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty; a Redraft of the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Legislation; the Draft Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Memorandum of Understanding on Procedures Related to the Deportation of Criminal Offenders.

Participants will also consider the Reports on the Fifth Meeting and Sixth SOLAC Meetings in Trinidad and Jamaica respectively; the Report on the Meeting of Officials on Institutions and Associate Institutions in Barbados; Maritime Delimitation of CARICOM Members; Examination of Possible Maritime Boundaries and Baselines of CARICOM Members; Treaty Law and Practice Seminar set for the Bahamas in July and Matters of the Practice of Law in CARICOM.

Also down for discussion are papers related to Law School Interns for Legal Services/Office of the General Counsel CARICOM Secretariat; Audit of CARICOM Legislative Drafting Facility (CLDF) Instruments; Update on Draft Agreement on Jurisdiction and Enforcement and Judgements in Civil and Commercial matters and Draft CARICOM Financial Services Agreement and CARICOM Investment Code and Rules of for Organs and Bodies and Revised Rules of Procedure for the Legal Affairs Committee as well as on the upcoming Intellectual Property Meeting.

There will also be a demonstration of the CARICOM Law Website and updates on the Reconstitution of the Inter-Governmental task Force for the Revision of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

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