1980 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers

Barbados, 28 April – 2 May 1980: Memoranda

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The Transfer of Convicted Offenders from and to Commonwealth Jurisdictions: LMM(80)5

Those who participated in the Winnipeg Meeting will know that Australia suggested that consideration should be given to the feasibility of developing arrangements under which prisoners undergoing long sentences in one member country could be transferred to another to serve their sentences. Ministers agreed that there was scope for enhancing mutual assistance in the area of the administration of justice, and the Commonwealth Secretariat therefore commissioned Mr. A. M. F. Webb (who was a member of the Colonial Legal Service for many years, in Malaya and Kenya, and who served in the Lord Chancellor's Office until his retirement) to prepare a Discussion Paper on the subject).


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