T&T’s Judiciary, U.S. Embassy Sign Agreement On Soon To Be Launched SAFE Project

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T&T’s Judiciary, U.S. Embassy Sign Agreement On Soon To Be Launched SAFE Project

The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a Project Implementation Letter with the United States Embassy in Port of Spain, giving effect to the S.A.F.E. Initiative; a collaborative effort geared towards outfitting the Courts with information and tools to assist Litigants in Person through the judicial process.

The Securing Access, Fairness & Efficiency Initiative, a subproject of the Caribbean Anti- Crime Project, seeks to support the Magistrates’ Courts and High Courts in the Caribbean to more effectively serve the significant number LIPs.

The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy and its project implementer, the National Centre for State Courts, will work closely with representatives of the Judiciary to identify common challenges associated with LIPs that may result in case backlogs, delays in adjudication and diminished public confidence in the justice system.

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Representatives of both organisations convened at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, for the signing of the PIL. Chief Justice Mr Justice Ivor Archie, signed the agreement on behalf of the Judiciary, while Chargé d’ Affaires, Shante Moore signed on behalf of the U.S. Embassy.

The SAFE Project will be formally launched in the upcoming weeks.

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