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Attorney Arlene Harrison-Henry tipped to be next Public Defender

Published:Monday | November 3, 2014 | 7:50 PM
Attorney-at-law Arlene Harrison-Henry - File

Well-known attorney-at-law Arlene Harrison-Henry is reportedly tipped to be the next Public Defender.



It's understood that Harrison-Henry and acting public defender Matondo Mukulu were shortlisted for the post.



A reliable source told our news centre this afternoon that she is the one who was selected.



Harrison Henry has had a long career in law and activism.



She is a former president of the Jamaican Bar Association and is the chairperson of the Jamaican Council for Human Rights.



The post of public defender became vacant after Earl Witter retired in April.



The Office of the Public Defender was established in 2001 to investigate and seek redress on behalf of Jamaicans whose constitutional rights have been infringed by the State.



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