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Event: Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Meeting (CLMM) will be taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 4 to 7 November 2019.

Law Ministers and Attorneys General will gather to discuss recent legal developments and issues of interest to Commonwealth jurisdictions, including electronic evidence, data protection, reform of civil procedure, international commercial arbitration, anti-corruption, access to justice, and vulnerable persons in the justice system.

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