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ATTORNEY-GENERAL HON ROBERT McCLELLAND MP AND COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL

KAMALESH SHARMA

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600  Telephone (02) 6277 7300  Fax (02) 6273 4102 www.attorneygeneral.gov.au

21 October 20 10

COMMONWEALTH LAW MINISTERS MEETING WEBSITE

Attor ney -General, Robert McClelland and the Commonwealth Secretary -General, Kamalesh Sharma, have launch ed the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM) website.

The website was launched to co incide with a Senior Officials of Commonwealth Law Ministries Meeting and contains latest news, information about the host city and a video welcome from the Attorney -General .

“The Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting is an ideal forum for working together t o promote the rule of law, recognition of h uman rights and improve access to justice across the Commonwealth,” Mr McClelland said.

This is the first ti me Australia has hosted the CLMM, which is held every three years and last met in Edinburgh, Scotland, i n 2008.

An expected 350 delegates will attend the meeting, and the website will be the central point of reference for delegates, the media, and the interested public.

Commonwealth Secretary -General Kamalesh Sharma welcomed the launch of the website and thanked the host nation .

“We are very grateful to the government and people of Australia, and of New South Wales in particular, for hosting the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting. The launch of the website brings us one step closer to this meeting, whi ch will add enormous global value and also make Australia a hub of Commonwealth life and activity in 2011 ,” Mr Sharma said.

The CLMM is the summit meeting of First Law Officers of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries and will be held in Sydney from 11 to 1 4 July 2011. The Meeting will be followed by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth in October 2011.

The CLMM website is available at www.clmm2011.org

Media Contact: Daniel Gleeson (McClelland) 0417 886 111 Tom Baird (Sharma) +44 (0) 07912463744