About CLMM 2017


Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting 2017 will be held October 16-19, 2017 at the Baha Mar Convention Center, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas under the theme Strengthening The Rule of Law Through Technology.

The triennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting [CLMM] is unique in the legal calendar. It is the only high-level event to bring together Law Ministers and Attorneys-General from both developing and developed countries on every continent in the world. The CLMM offers Law Ministers and Attorneys-General the opportunity to discuss current legal issues, exchange best practices and suggest areas where assistance from the Commonwealth Secretariat might be needed. The aim of the meeting is to facilitate information sharing, best practices and collaboration among countries who share a common legal tradition.

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In October 2017, Law Ministers and Attorneys-General will be hosted by The Bahamas, and its Attorney-General, the Honorable Carl Wilshire Bethel QC. He has expressed his delight at hosting this important gathering. “CLMM 2017 represents a unique opportunity to discuss issues and identify ways in which we can support each other as members of the Commonwealth family”, said Attorney-General Bethel, who looks forward to welcoming delegates.


The meeting’s theme ‘Strengthening The Rule of Law Through Technology’, will invite Law Ministers and Attorneys-General to discuss the possibilities brought on by advancing technologies in order to provide better access to justice for their citizens and facilitate exchanges between Commonwealth jurisdictions, among other goals.


Law Ministers and Attorneys-General will tackle a wide range of topics, including rule of law and sustainable development, climate change, countering violent extremism, international humanitarian law, judicial independence, and child, early and forced marriage.