Gay Rights too? Barbados Bar Association to establish a Human Rights’ Committee

The Barbados Bar Association on 15th October 2015 at a Special General Meeting voted to establish a Human Rights’ Committee.

The proposal to establish such a Committee was tabled at the 27th June 2015 AGM by Mr. Lalu Hanuman, Attorney-at-law, but the vote was deferred until yesterday.

It is anticipated that inter alia, the new Committee will look at and make recommendations on the ubiquitous delays in the Court system; the non-ratification by Barbados on the Convention Against Torture and concomitant alleged forced confession statements; LGBT Rights; and gender issues, among others.

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