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UWI lecturer concerned Tivoli Enquiry won't unearth truth

Published:Thursday | December 4, 2014 | 10:41 AM
Dr Jermaine McCalpin. - File

Lecturer at the University of the West Indies Dr Jermaine McCalpin, says he is concerned the adversarial nature of the Tivoli Enquiry could affect how much truth is unearthed in the process.

He expressed the concern while speaking on Television Jamaica’s current affairs programme All Angles last evening.

The Jamaica Labour Party Senator, Alexander Williams, had suggested that it is normal that the proceedings would be adversarial as the attorneys involved are representing the opposing interests of their clients.

However, McCalpin says the adversarial nature of the Enquiry so far is causing it to feel like a trial.

He says it was expected that commissions of enquiry would be conducted in a different manner since they are meant to be mainly investigative.

The enquiry is investigating, among other things, whether there were any human rights abuses by members of the security forces when they entered West Kingston in May 2010 in search of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.


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