ATTORNEY General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, recently visited Washington, D.C. to participate in the Law, Justice and Development Week 2019, organised by and held at the World Bank, under the theme, “Rights, Technology and Development”.
Each year, the Law, Justice and Development Week gathers leading voices in the field of law and development, to help define a shared responsibility for a better world for all and to exchange views on how countries can build measurable development outcomes that would benefit those that need them most.
In a release, the Guyana’s Embassy in Washington said the Attorney General participated in several of the VIP Closed Door Sessions, including on “Justice Sector Reform and Technology”, “Rights and Technology” and “Advancement of Science, Technology and the Environmental Rule of Law”, where he made presentations, from Guyana’s perspective.
The Attorney General also paid a visit to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where briefings were provided on the operations of the court and its use of technology. During his visit, the Attorney General took the opportunity to meet with Ambassador Gonzalo Konke, Chief of Staff to the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), a cross-section of the Guyanese diaspora residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as the Editorial Board of the Washington Times, to provide updates on the developments in Guyana. The meeting with the Guyanese community at the Embassy of Guyana was a lively affair marked by a spirited exchange of views on the potential role of the diaspora in Guyana’s development efforts.