Civil rights lawyer to represent GTUC’s interest in Rodney COI

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has retained civil rights lawyer Selwyn A Pieters, to represent its interest on the Walter Rodney Commis-sion of Inquiry which begins today.

The GTUC had expressed a number of concerns with the Terms of Reference (ToR) when it met with the commissioners during their exploratory visit.

“Dr. Walter Rodney remains a national and international figure and in the present circumstance cannot be looked at as the property of a specific family or group, for he belongs to all of us, and consultation as to the way forward in arriving at the truth should have involved everyone,” the GTUC said in a press release.

The group strongly holds the view that the ToR should have the input of all the Members of the National Assembly since this was the forum that authorised and approved the decision for an inquiry.

Apart from that, the GTUC considers the Inquiry an important factor in the nation’s activities, for Dr Rodney’s death has been used  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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