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CSG Patricia Scotland attends CLMM 2022 in Mauritius

Commonwealth Secretary-General (CSG), Patricia Scotland, attended the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM) in Mauritius.

Thursday, 24th November 2022

CSG Patricia Scotland attends CLMM 2022 in Mauritius
Commonwealth: The Commonwealth Secretary-General (CSG), Patricia Scotland, attended the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM) in Mauritius. Law Ministers gathered in the nation to participate in the CLMM 2022 and discussed clear directions on a range of legal, the rule of law and justice issues. CSG Patricia Scotland addressed the gathering at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM). During her opening address, Scotland stated that no conversation on the rule of law could be complete without a discussion on access to justice for citizens across the Commonwealth.

CSG Scotland represented the whole Commonwealth family and stated, “We will adopt strategies to transform our justice systems to meet the challenges proposed from today and tomorrow. We face a huge task; we have a huge responsibility. This meeting is offering a real possibility to craft a new legal settlement for the Commonwealth, which is appropriate for the difficult times."

She also said that the Commonwealth family must enable the efficient delivery of fair, swift, effective and principled justice to strengthen the relationship between the work of Law Ministers and the Commonwealth’s work across a range of national ministries.

In her opening remarks, Secretary-General Scotland added that through the system of friendship, interdependence as well as interoperability, the member states are strengthened in the pursuit of better lives for all citizens of the Commonwealth. The (Commonwealth) family together can ensure that the perfected justice systems are the best way to deliver justice, operating in societies in which we systematically tackle the causes of injustice.

The government of Mauritius hosted the meeting and welcomed the Law Ministers. The meet was held from November 22 to November 25 in Port Louis. The theme for CLMM 2022 was ‘Strengthening international cooperation through the rule of law and the protection of human rights.

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