Family Court to be active after rules implemented- Dr. Luncheon
Government’s intention to fully establish the Family Court now depends on the promulgation of rules governing the Family Court proceedings, according to Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon, Wednesday, at his weekly press briefing.
He said that although the building which will house the Family Court has been completed the rules of the court have not been completed.
Dr. Luncheon said that the Chancellor of the Judiciary, Minister of Human Services and the Attorney General with support from the Bar Association have to identify the human resource needed to finalise the revision of the submitted Family Court rules.
He noted that as such it would not be much longer before the Family Court rules are to be tabled in Parliament.
The Court will be able to settle issues such as divorce, division of property, domestic matters, adoption, guardianship and custody.
Coming from a two-fold approval by Cabinet in 2009 to establish the court and to also erect a structure which the entity could call home, the construction was overseen by both the Ministry of Human Services as well as the Ministry of Public Works.
Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Priya Manickchand, has said in the past that the initiative of a Family Court was prompted by the awareness that the family unit is severely affected by societal demoralisation.
Meanwhile, the Family Court building which was completed last year May stands empty in the compound of the Supreme Court as the powers that be continue to drag their feet in its establishment.