International Commission of Inquiry

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF DR. WALTER RODNEY

On June 13, 1980, Walter Anthony Rodney was killed by a bomb blast in Georgetown, Guyana. His death has been called an assassination based on the known facts and circumstances surrounding his death. On June 13, 2013, the Government of the Republic of Guyana, following a direct request from the Rodney Family, announced that it has approved the establishment of an International Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Dr. Walter Rodney.

We, the Board of Directors of the Walter Rodney Foundation, support the action taken by the President Donald Ramotar and the Government of Guyana to launch the International Commission of Inquiry. The Walter Rodney Foundation is committed to supporting the appointment and work of the Presidential Commission, such that: the Inquiry is conducted by a Commission that is seated based on excellence, experience and expertise; and, that will conduct the investigation in a fair and impartial manner that avoids conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest or any other impropriety.

Report: The Commission Of Inquiry On The Death of Walter Rodney – February 2016

In 2014, thirty-four years after Rodney’s death, a Commission of Inquiry was appointed by then President of Guyana Donald Ramotar. The Commission’s Report is the culmination of a two-year process. The Commissioners were Sir Richard Cheltenham, K.A, Q.C., (Chairman); Mr. Seenath Jairam, S.C. (Member); and Mrs. Jacqueline Samuels-Browne, Q.C. (Member). There were 11 sittings, with […]

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Notice of Public Hearings – January 2015

WALTER RODNEY COMMISSION of INQUIRY Notice of Public Hearings The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, comprising Sir Richard Cheltenham, K.A., Q.C, Ph.D, as Chairman, Mrs. Jaqueline Samuels-Brown, Q.C. and Mr. Seenath Jairam, S.C., will be convening Public Hearings as follows: 9:30 a.m. on the following dates January 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th Follow the […]

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Notice of Public Hearings

WALTER RODNEY COMMISSION of INQUIRY Notice of Public Hearings The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, comprising Sir Richard Cheltenham, K.A., Q.C, Ph.D, as Chairman, Mrs. Jaqueline Samuels-Brown, Q.C. and Mr. Seenath Jairam, S.C., will be convening Public Hearings as follows: 9:30 a.m. on the following dates July 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st August 4th, 5th, […]

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Walter Rodney Comission of Inquiry – Update

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF DR. WALTER RODNEY On June 13, 1980, Walter Anthony Rodney was killed by a bomb blast in Georgetown, Guyana. His death has been called an assassination based on the known facts and circumstances surrounding his death. On June 13, 2013, the Government of the Republic of Guyana, following a direct […]

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