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Prime Minister Bruce Golding will address and declare open the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) conference, which will run from October 16-19 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James. Mr. Golding will deliver his address tomorrow (Oct 17).
Other speakers will include the Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Michael de la Bastide, Chief Justice of Barbados, Sir David Simmons, and Privy Councillor, Lord Hoffman.
The theme of the Conference will be “Justice at Home and Abroad”, with special emphasis on the fact that this year the World celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), was established in 1938, and adopted in Jamaica in 1986. It is the foremost international lawyers’ organisation in the Commonwealth, which seeks to promote and maintain the Rule of Law throughout the Commonwealth by ensuring that an independent and efficient legal profession serves the peoples of the Commonwealth, with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.