The Closing Ceremony of the 18-month long EU-funded project Technical Support for Legislative Review in Turks & Caicos Islands took place on 31 May 2012 in Grand Turk. The Human Dynamics Project Director and the Team Leader handed over 43 legislative instruments and a number of reports and advisory briefs to the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Governor’s Office.
Over 18 months, 8 experts — both substantive law experts and specialist drafters — lead by our Team Leader Prof Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, have worked to identify gaps and deficiencies in laws, which are key to the governance process in the TCI. Thus, the project outputs are a significant step in the development of the Turks and Caicos Islands, where elections are pending in November 2012 after the British Overseas Territory’s self-government had been suspended in 2009.
The Human Dynamics Team has drafted bills and regulations covering different areas of law reform: e.g. Crown Land Ordinance, Waste Management Legislation, Integrity Commission Ordinance and the Public Service Bill. These represent milestones for the Turks and Caicos Islands in its advance toward the return of representative government.
The Human Dynamics Consortium is delighted to have implemented a project of this importance and impact.