Doubts persist over transparency in Senior Counsel appointments
– Ramjattan says new process is opportunity to shed political taint
With the elevation to Senior Counsel long “tinged by politics,” leader of the AFC and attorney Khemraj Ramjattan expressed hope that the newest round of appointments will disprove the association.
Despite Ramjattan’s hopes, Attorney General Anil Nandlall has stated that there is an expectation that “certain office holders should automatically be considered for the silk,” without submitting an application to the Chancellor of the Judiciary. A notice from the Office of the Chancellor recently invited eligible attorneys to submit written applications to be elevated to the position.
Nandlall told Stabroek News that at this point in time he was not sure if he would be submitting an application but he did note that the Chancellor would be responsible for establishing the mechanism for the selection.