Public lecture on separation of powers to be held Nov. 22 | THE DAILY HERALD


PHILIPSBURG–The Council of Advice will host a public lecture titled “The Separation of Powers: an elucidation on the theory and the practice in our system of governing” in Room 202 of University of St. Martin at 7:00pm Thursday, November 22.

The speakers, attorneys Nilda Arduin and Reynold Groeneveldt, will highlight the theory of the separation of powers in its purest form and will delve into the practical aspects of the separation of powers, such as the instances where these independent powers overlap. Arduin is currently the country’s ombudsman and Groeneveldt is acting governor.

The separation of powers is a theory of governing where the powers (e.g. Parliament – legislative), Government – executive) and the Court – judicial)) are independently structured to prevent the abuse of power. These powers function independently, yet are dependent on each other for the proper functioning of government.

The lecture is “in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of good governance as well as stimulate the discussion amongst our population in the hope of promoting active citizenry,” said the Council of Advice.

To RSVP, call +1-721-542-0953 or e-mail

Source: The Daily Herald