New Attorney General attends first overseas assignment in Brazil

St. Kitts and Nevis Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Hon. Patrice Nisbett (right) is congratulated by Governor General His Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian shortly after receiving his instrument of appointment (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Hon. Patrice Nisbett will be attending his first overseas engagement since his cabinet appointment.

Mr. Nisbett will attend the 8th Meeting of Attorneys General and Ministers of Justice and Legal Affairs in Brasilia, Brazil from February 24 to 26th.

Participants will receive the Report on the activities of the Working Group on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition and the outcomes achieved from its Fourth Meeting and the Report on the progress on the Hemispheric Information Exchange Network for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Attorney General will also receive the Report on the activities of the Working Group on Cyber-Crime and the outcomes achieved from its Sixth Meeting.

Reports on the outcome of the Second Meeting of the Working Group on Penitentiary and Prison Policies, on the First Meeting of the Working Group on Specialists on Forensic Sciences; the Justice Studies Center of the Americas as well as the Report of the Technical Group on Transnational Organized Crime and of the outcomes achieved in the development of the Hemispheric and the Plan of Action against Transnational Organized Crime and the progress made in the area of hemispheric legal cooperation on family and child law.

Remarks by the Remarks by the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; Secretary General of the OAS, His Excellency Jose Miguel Insulza and Brazil’s Minister of Justice of Brazil, His Excelelncy Luiz Paulo Teles Ferreira Barreto are scheduled for Thursday.

Heads of delegation will also discuss concrete measures to strengthen legal and judicial cooperation in the Americas: national and international legal instruments; programmes of cooperation, training and technical assistance; information and communication networks and new technologies.

They will also consider and adopt the Conclusions and Recommendations of the meeting.

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