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The Conflict of Interest Regime in Belize

Proposals from the National Plan of Action By: Geraldo Flowers, Ph.D. Introduction Belize ratifies Inter-American Convention Against Corruption on August 02, 2002. The Belizean Attorney General’s Ministry and the OAS signed an MOU to develop the National Plan of Action Against Corruption in June of 2007. The Draft Plan of Action was produced in June 2009 and can be found at A Draft Plan of Action Workshop was held in March 2010 in Belize with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to review the Plan of Action and provide input. Belize’s legal-institutional system was borne out of the British colonial […]

OAS Anti-Corruption report on Belize

MECHANISM FOR FOLLOW-UP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Committee of Experts September 8-12, 2014 Washington, DC OEA/Ser.L. SG/MESICIC/doc. 422/14 rev. 4 September 12, 2014 Original: English FINAL REPORT (Adopted at the September 12, 2014 plenary session) SUMMARY This report contains the comprehensive review of the implementation in Belize of Article III, paragraph 9, of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, covering “oversight bodies, with a view to implementing modern mechanisms for preventing, detecting, punishing, and eradicating corrupt acts,” which was selected by the MESICIC Committee of Experts for the Fourth Round; and of […]

Mr. Courtney on the ineptitude of Belize Minister of Foreign affairs

Who in their right mind would tell their enemy where their weak spot is? Related articles Belize Needs to Be Saved From Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington ( Carolyn Trench-sandiford on Belize – Guatemala – ICJ ( Belizeans and the ICJ Concern ( The Guatemalan Claim is being legitimized with the help of Belize by: Aria Lightfoot (


REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000 This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 1980 – 1990. Amendments in force as at 31st December, 2000 CHAPTER 93 FAMILY COURTS ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Short title. Interpretation. Establishment of Courts. District Family Courts. Staff of District Family Courts. Jurisdiction. Extent of jurisdiction of District Family Courts. Sittings of Family Courts. Procedure generally. Duty of Family Courts to make efforts for settlement. Avoidance of unnecessary […]

Pomp and Circumstance – Supreme Court opens

News 5 The legal profession and judiciary were out in full regalia this morning for the traditional opening of the Supreme Court. With a new Chief Justice firmly on the bench, there was a different and much softer tone to the speeches this year. While it signals that relationships are on the mend, both bar and bench highlighted that the alarming crime rate has spiked the number of murder cases. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.   Isani Cayetano, Reporting The ceremonial procession of the judiciary along Regent Street this morning, following an ecumenical service held at Wesley Church heralded a […]