Samia to officiate Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

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Samia to officiate Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting
Samia to officiate Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

Africa-Press – Tanzania. TANZANIA: PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan is today scheduled to officiate the official opening of the biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM), to take place here from today to Friday, this week.

Preparations for the big event have been completed and that delegates started to arrive in the country from the weekend, according to Commonwealth Secretariat. Conference Media Officers— Mr Snober Abbasi and Ms Khadija Khamis Faraji —said in a press note that the CLMM will focus on the theme ‘Technology and Innovation: How Digitalisation Paves the Way for the Development of People-centred Access to Justice.’

During the five-Day meeting, law ministers and attorneys-general from across the 56 Commonwealth countries will discuss recent legal developments in their jurisdictions and explore responses to emerging justice issues affecting their citizens.

“The CLMM agenda will cover a wide range of issues, including digital assets, electronic resources for efficient legal systems, the protection of women and girls, strengthened access to justice for people with disabilities and developments in climate policy and legislation,” the statement reads.

Key focus will be on examining responsible ways to leverage technology to improve law and access to justice, especially for marginalised people.

“It is with great hope that the outcomes from the meeting will advance mandates from Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, including the Declaration on Equal Access to Justice, in line with ‘Sustainable Development Goal (SDG- target 16.3) of ensuring equal access to justice for all,” the statement adds.

Ambassador Dr Pindi Chana- Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs in the Union government, said the meeting is a great opportunity for Tanzanians regarding issues of economy, social and political development.

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