The Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana welcomes the recent High Court ruling that compels Attorney General Basil Williams to implement the Judicial Review Act. The Council deems it a move which fills a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rule 2016.Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George on Monday ordered the AG to enforce the Judicial Review Act (JRA) by July 31, 2018 when she ruled on the legal action brought against the State by former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.According to the Bar Council on Thursday, the implementation of the Act remedies a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rules of 2016, which contain procedures contemplating remedies under the Act.“In the absence of this Act, litigation in this vital area of the law has been stymied and fraught with a number of procedural hurdles, some of which were laid bare in the recent CCJ’s ruling in the case of The Medical Council of Guyana v Jose OcampoTrueba, CCJ Appeal No. 2018/001, where the Honourable Court declared that prerogative remedies were no longer available in Guyana,” a statement from the Council details.The legal body further outlined that it had previously raised the matter of the implementation of the Act at a meeting with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, S.C., during a July 22, 2017 meeting, and then again by way of letter dated November 15, 2017 requesting the urgent implementation of the Judicial Review Act.“The implementation of the Judicial Review Act is of vital importance to good public administration in a democratic society, allowing citizens ample remedies against the State, and levelling the playing field. The Bar Council looks forward to the speedy implementation of the Act,” the statement noted.The National Assembly had passed the Bill, and it was assent to by then President Bharrat Jagdeo in 2010. However, it was never operationalised.Last year, Attorney Anil Nandlall moved to the court to have the following issues addressed: 1. Whether the Minister had discretion to bring into force the Judicial Review Act after the promulgation of Civil Procedure Rules. 2. Whether the Minister had a duty to issue the order to bring into force the JRA. 3. Whether the Honourable Court can compel the Minister to fulfil his duty.In December 2017, Chief Justice George had granted an Order Rue Nisi of Mandamus, directing the AG to show cause why the said Order Nisi should not be made absolute.After reviewing all the affidavits files by both sides, and legal arguments, Chief Justice George on Monday made the Order Rule Nisi absolute, and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force.The Court also ordered Williams to pay to the applicant $100,000 in costs.AG Williams has since indicated that the State would be appealing the High Court decision.
Russia celebrates the second Russia goal scored by Denis Cheryshev Hosts Russia have a vastly superior goal difference, having plundered eight goals in their two games so far, and need just a point to finish first.When is Uruguay vs Russia?The match will take place on Monday, June 25 and will kick off at 3pm UK time.It will be at the Samara Arena, which has a capacity of just under 45,000. How can I stream live commentary?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Luis Suarez is Uruguay’s all-time record goalscorer and marked his 100th international appearance with the winner against Saudi Arabia. The Barcelona striker will be hungry for more goals against Russia.For the hosts, Denis Cheryshev has been a surprise star for Russia so far, and is their current top scorer at the World Cup with three goals,.What is the team news?Uruguay are missing defender Jose Gimenez. The Atletico Madrid centre-back, who scored Uruguay’s late winner against Egypt in their opening game of the tournament, has been ruled out due to a thigh injury. Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera wins his 100th cap for Uruguay.Russia are without midfielder Alan Dzagoev, after he suffered a hamstring injury in the opening 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia.URUGUAY XI: Muslera, Godin, Coates, Caceres, Bentancur, Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Laxalt, Suarez, CavaniRUSSIA XI: Akinfeev, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudriashov, Smolinkov, Cheryshev, Galianskii, Zobnin, Al Miranchuk, Samedov, DzyubaWhat does Group A look like ahead of the match? 3 The Samara Arena will host Uruguay vs Russia 3 Uruguay and Russia will be fighting to secure top spot in Group A.Both sides have already booked their spots in the last 16, having won their respective matches against Egypt and Saudi Arabia. 3 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.