AG goes to court over Parliament committees

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has filed a Constitu-tional Motion in the High Court seeking to overturn a parliamentary vote on the composition of the Commit-tee of Selection, maintaining that the make-up of several key committees must be based on the proportionality of seats that parties won at last November’s election.

The filing of the Motion came moments before the Committee of Selection held a meeting yesterday at the Public Buildings to settle on the names for the parliamentary committees that come under its jurisdiction.

The motion will immediately raise concerns about constitutional principles and the vital doctrine of the separation of powers. In effect, the AG would be seeking to have the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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