Independence of judges and lawyers in the Commonwealth Caribbean: report of a seminar held in Tobago from 12 to 13 September 1988

As part of its seminar series, the ICJ, together with the Caribbean Justice Improvement Project of the University of the West Indies, sponsored a seminar on the independence of judges and lawyers in the Commonwealth Caribbean in Tobago on 12 and 13 September 1988.

As testimony to the importance which the subject is given in the region, six Attorneys General and six Chief Justices participated in the meeting, together with leaders of the bar and academics.

This report contains the conclusions and recommendations reached by the seminar, together with excerpts of the opening addresses and the working papers as well as the text of the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary and the draft UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers.

Commonwealth Caribbean-independence of judges and lawyers-seminar report-1988-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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