CPA Parliamentary Academy

Webinar: Lawyers, Parliamentarians and the Rule of Law

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Event Details

Date: 27th April 2021

Time: 13:00 UTC+1

Location: Online

Lawyers and Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth will discuss their respective roles and boundaries in relation to the Commonwealth Latimer House Principles and the Separation of Powers. Questions include:

  • How do lawyers and Parliamentarians co-operate for the good of all?
  • What are their respective roles in properly holding governments to account?
  • What are the challenges in post-pandemic democracies?

The CPA and CLA look forward to welcoming attendees for this webinar session and there will be a Q&A opportunity following the panellists’ contributions. If you would like to submit a question prior to the webinar please email your name and question to referencing this event.


Brian Speers, President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA)

Emily Davies, Head of Secretary-General’s Private Office, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)


Judge Zak Yacoob, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Rtd

Senator Hon. Alincia Williams-Grant, President of the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda

Hon. Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of The People’s Majlis of Maldives

Oluseun (‘Seun) Abimbola, SAN., Chairman of the Section on Legal Practice and a previous Attorney General of Oyo State, Nigeria


To attend the event, you must register on Zoom. You will then receive details on how to access the webinar.

PLEASE USE the 'click to register' link below to visit the Zoom registration site.

PLEASE DO NOT USE the 'register your interest' form at the bottom of this page.


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