1983 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14–18 February 1983: Memoranda

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Assistance to Small States to Meet their Legal Needs

The challenges faced by small States in meeting the demands of independence and of modern government have always been a prime concern of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Perhaps as in no other area, these are felt in legal affairs, for the legal officers of the small State are called upon to handle the same range of multifarious tasks as are their colleagues in larger establishments. The differences are quantitative, not qualitative, and in the absence of quantity, problems in gaining experience arise.


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