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1999 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3–7 May 1999 Vol. 2

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Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials from 42 jurisdictions met in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3-7 May 1999. This is the second of two volumes containing most of the Memoranda prepared for the meeting, together with the Agenda and the Communiqué.

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The Rule of Law and Independence of the Judiciary

The debate on the issue of the independence of the judiciary and how it could be guaranteed is a matter that has engaged the regular attention of Law Ministers in particular and the legal profession generally. There is general acknowledgment that in order to perform their duties effectively, the judiciary must be independent. However, perceptions differ as to the limits of judicial independence and what this implies in practical terms.

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