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IMPACT Justice Donates over 200 Books to the University of Guyana Library

For Release Upon Receipt - Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Canadian Government-funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project has donated two hundred and forty-four books (one hundred and ninety-two titles) to the University of Guyana Library as part of its efforts to improve the provision of legal information in CARICOM Member States. IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project which is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

The official handing over ceremony took place on October 31, the Education Lecture Theatre, University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus under the chairmanship of Mr. Ronald Singh, Head, Department of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Guyana. Remarks will be delivered by Prof. Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice and His Excellency Pierre Giroux, High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Ambassador of Canada to Suriname and Canadian Representative to CARICOM. Prof. Ivelaw Griffith, Vice-Chancellor, University of Guyana, will officially receive the books on behalf of the University of Guyana.

The Project has provided some 2,343 law books to the law libraries of the three campuses of the University of the West Indies, the University of Guyana and the University of Suriname. The texts include books on gender equality, human rights and the environment which are Project crosscutting themes and on topics for which research is being done for the Project.










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