Guyana completes first Judicial Colloquium on the Rights to Equality and Non-discrimination

The Justice Institute Guyana and the Equal Rights Trust (UK) in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Guyana hosted a two day judicial colloquium on the rights to equality and non-discrimination on 4th and 5th April. According to the Hon. Mr Justice Carl Singh, O.R., C.C.H. Chancellor of the Judiciary...

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Privy Councillor and Justice Institute Guyana Courtesy call on HE President Ramotar

The Right Hon. Sir Stephen Sedley, a former Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England recently paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Donald Ramotar. Sir Stephen Sedley was accompanied by Melinda Janki (executive director of the Justice Institute Guyana)

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17th June Meeting with President Ramotar on Sawariwau's land rights.
After waiting nearly 18 months for the Minister of Amerindian Affairs to fulfil her undertaking to demarcate Sawariwau's land we decided to ask President Donald to intervene. Toshao Gregory Thomas, Deputy Toshao Tony Andrew and Melinda Janki put forward the case for Sawariwau's right to have their land demarcated.

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Ambassador Kopecky of the European Delegation launching the guide
The Justice Institute Guyana has launched a new Guide "Making an Amerindian Land Claim." The guide is designed to help Amerindian communities to use the Amerindian Act 2006 to secure title to lands which they have traditionally occupied and used.

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It Cannot be Unconstitutional...
On 7th May, President Ramotar told Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman, that he was withholding his assent to Bill Bo 29 – the Former Presidents (Benefits & Other Facilities) Bill 2012 which had been passed by a majority of the National Assembly.
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The Budget Debate is About our Money
As the budget debate continues we seem to be losing sight of some fundamental principles. We, the Guyanese are a free people. There is no “ruling party” despite the media’s insistence on describing the PPP/C as such.
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Amerindian Act Fully Protects Amerindian Peoples
The Amerindian Act fully protects Amerindian peoples The Justice Institute Guyana welcomes the publication of the judgement in the case of Chang v Guyana Geology & Mines Commission and the Isseneru Village Council. Since the matter is on appeal I will not comment on the merits of the decision.
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Macushi Peoples join Paralegal System
Thirty-five individuals from Macushi communities in Guyana have been trained as paralegals by the Justice Institute Guyana.
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Walk for Equality
Justice Institute Guyana Statement on the occasion of the Walk for Equality in celebration of Human Rights Day 10th December 2012 The Justice Institute Guyana was set up to promote the rule of law, to increase access to justice, and to work for social and environmental justice. We believe that each and every human being has dignity. That dignity must be respected. Human dignity is respected through recognising and enforcing human rights.
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EU Sponsored Amerindian Capacity Building
EU sponsors successful legal training programme in Kato for Amerindian toshaos, councillors and residents. Region 8 Amerindian Toshaos, village councillors and villagers have successfully completed an intensive four (4) day legal training programme.

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Kato hosts successful Legal Training Programme
Kato Amerindian community hosted a successful training programme in their village from Monday 7th to Friday 11th November. The Patamona and Macushi people of Region 8
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