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  • Photo of Hague conference sets foundation for delivery of region’s community laws -CCJ President

    Hague conference sets foundation for delivery of region’s community laws -CCJ President

    The Hague Conference being hosted by Guyana, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sets the foundation for Caribbean member states to work towards establishing laws that can be applied in relation to family law matters. The three-day regional conference being hosted at the Pegasus Hotel, will address the Hague Conventions on child adoption, abduction, maintenance and international…

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  • Photo of Grenada Parliament gives nod to CCJ

    Grenada Parliament gives nod to CCJ

    ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jun 21, CMC – The Grenada Parliament Tuesday approved legislation for the island to replace the London-based privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court. However, before Grenada could join Barbados, Dominica, Belize and Guyana that have already made the CCJ their final court, the issue will have to go before its citizens…

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  • Photo of CCJ signs MOU on harmonising business law in Caribbean

    CCJ signs MOU on harmonising business law in Caribbean

    Port of Spain, CCJ – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has signed an Agreement of Cooperation with ACP Legal Association, which is based in Guadeloupe and executes the Organisation for Harmonisation of Business Law in the Caribbean (OHADAC) Project, at the Court’s headquarters in Port of Spain.   The Agreement was signed on behalf of the CCJ by Court President, The…

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  • Photo of Preparation for CCJ referendum in Antigua-Barbuda underway – but government issues warning

    Preparation for CCJ referendum in Antigua-Barbuda underway – but government issues warning

    JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan. 16, CMC – The Electoral Commission in Antigua and Barbuda  is in the process of preparing for a referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will replace the British Privy council as the final court of appeal. The referendum is scheduled to be held later this year but the Gaston Brown led administration has…

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  • Photo of CCJ lauds launch of Suriname’s Code of Judical Conduct

    CCJ lauds launch of Suriname’s Code of Judical Conduct

    Suriname on November 6 launched its Code of Judicial Conduct. President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron and Mr. Justice Jacob Wit attended the launch held at the High Court of Justice in Suriname. The Conference of Caribbean Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciary was represented at this ceremony by Chancellor Carl Singh of Guyana. The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM shocked, saddened at passing of a ‘son of the Caribbean’

    CARICOM shocked, saddened at passing of a ‘son of the Caribbean’

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed shock and sadness at the sudden death of the Head the University of Guyana’s Law Department and former Head of the Coordinating Unit for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Jamaican Sheldon McDonald.  Mr. McDonald, 64, died on Wednesday from injuries received in a car crash in Guyana.  CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in…

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  • Photo of CCJ grants historic constitutional relief to Maya people

    CCJ grants historic constitutional relief to Maya people

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)  today delivered its decision in The Maya Leaders Alliance et al v the Attorney General of Belize [2015] CCJ 15 (AJ). The appeal was brought by 25 appellants who are members of the Maya community of the Toledo District. The Appellants have been fighting for recognition and protection of Maya land rights before international courts and…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJ

    Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJ

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda says it is moving towards joining the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), as the island’s final court. Cabinet has accepted a recommendation from Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Steadroy Benjamin on the issue. The CCJ was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council and while most…

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  • Government and Opposition Party Sign MOU on Constitutional Reform paving the way for accession to Caribbean Court of Justice

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 12th August, 2015…….Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne and Leader of the Opposition United Progressive Party the Hon. Baldwin Spencer, in the presence of Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Rodney Williams have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Constitutional Reform paving the way for the country’s accession to the Caribbean Court of…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia to table legislation to make CCJ final court

    Saint Lucia to table legislation to make CCJ final court

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The St. Lucia government says it will soon table legislation that will allow for the island to make the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) its final court, replacing the London-based Privy Council. Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony said that St. Lucia has a provision in its Constitution that is identical to a provision of the…

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