Guernsey's Attorney General (HM Procureur) attends Overseas Territories Attorneys General conference in Montserrat
Guernsey's Attorney General (HM Procureur) attends Overseas Territories Attorneys General conference in Montserrat.
The Attorney General of Guernsey (HM Procureur) attended the Overseas Territories Attorneys General conference held in Montserrat on 26th to 28th September. Also present were a representative from Jersey, a representative from the US Department of Justice, the Solicitor General for England and Wales and a delegation from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The conference discussed a range of topics relating to the rule of law and administration of justice, and the enhancement of mutual cooperation.
The delegates welcomed in particular the crucial role played by the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (including Guernsey) in the implementation and enforcement of UK sanctions. Delegates agreed to exchange best practice and recommended the creation of a mechanism to facilitate an improved information sharing forum to help build capability and capacity.
During the conference the delegates also discussed cooperation on a number of important topics, including constitutional processes, maritime issues, recognition of same-sex partnerships/marriage, safeguarding, irregular migration, criminal justice and law enforcement. Part of the discussions included recent positive experiences with constitutional reform negotiations, noting the complexities of agreeing constitutional changes and the need to develop expertise and knowledge on this subject.