In Barbados, submission of constitutional reform commission's report postponed until 2024
By 25 August 2023
Constitutional Reform Commission Chairman Christopher Blackman (photo credit: Barbados Today)
The submission of the Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC) report has been delayed by at least another five months. Chairman of the commission, retired High Court Justice Christopher Blackman confirmed the delay on [22 August] in an interview with Barbados TODAY. Blackman said it would not be possible to meet next month’s original deadline as there were several outstanding areas of proposed reforms still to be examined. “We requested an extension which is being considered by Cabinet, but we have not gotten back a response yet[,]" [he said]. “We have covered citizenship, we have covered defence and security, almost finished the fundamental rights, we have done the preamble, we have done substantial work on the judiciary, and we now have to look at Parliament and the executive, and the public service.” The CRC head said the responses from the public, which were received some time ago, are still under consideration. [...] The terms of reference of the 10-member commission which was launched on June 24 last year to advise the Government on the formulation of a new Constitution, specifically provided for the CRC to undertake four tasks within a 15-month period.
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