CARICOM: Caribbean Court of Justice to be final appellate court
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government have agreed that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be the final appellate court for the region.
This was disclosed by Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he gave a rundown of some of the issues discussed in caucus before the close of the 33rd regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. The annual summit came to a close on Friday in Castries, St Lucia.
Stuart pointed out that the Caribbean had a long track record of producing jurists of the highest international calibre and standing, and it would, therefore, be counterproductive at this stage of the region’s development to be timid about submitting to the court’s jurisdiction.