The Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (“CCAT”) was established by the Conference of Heads of Government on 27th February 2019 in St Kitts & Nevis. The CCAT is an impartial and independent judicial body that provides staff members of the CARICOM Secretariat and Institutions subject to the CCAT’s jurisdiction, with a forum for the adjudication of any employment disputes. After exhausting the internal dispute resolution mechanisms of their organization, staff members still aggrieved by the outcome will be able to appeal to the CCAT to settle their disputes
The CCAT is bound by international principles of due process of law, and its decisions are required to be consistent with the principles of fundamental human rights and in accordance with international administrative law. In exceptional cases judgments of CCAT can be appealed further to a Review Committee made up of five judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (“CCJ”) after leave is granted by the Review Committee.
The CCAT is composed of five judges who are appointed by the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (“RJLSC”).