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  • Photo of CCJ itinerant sitting in Belize

    CCJ itinerant sitting in Belize

    The full Bench of the Caribbean Court of Justice is in Belize this week for the first time for itinerant sittings from 20-23 April, 2015. The sittings will be held in Courtroom 1, Supreme Court of Belize. This is the fourth itinerant sitting of the Court, with previous sittings being held in Barbados in April 2012, Jamaica and Barbados in March 2013,…

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    CARICOM an untapped business resource

    By Andre Bagoo  CARICOM and its treaty laws relating to economic integration are an untapped resource for civil society, including the regional business and banking sectors, Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) President Sir Dennis Byron, 71, says today as the court marks its tenth anniversary. In an interview with Business Day granted last week, the senior jurist called for civil…

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  • Photo of On 10th anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of Court’s jurisprudence

    On 10th anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of Court’s jurisprudence

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) celebrates ten years since it began its operations as the exclusive court for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and as the court designed to replace the British Privy Council as the final court of appeal for the CARICOM Region. In this the 10th year of the CCJ, Dominica became the fourth member state to accept…

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    Caribbean Court of Justice celebrates 10 years

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday April 13, 2015, CMC – By far its most celebrated case involved a Jamaican national, whose country is still going through the legislative process as to whether or not it should become a full member. But Sir Dennis Byron, the second Caribbean national to head the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is certain that within a…

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  • Photo of Environmental Rule of Law Meeting opens in Jamaica

    Environmental Rule of Law Meeting opens in Jamaica

    More than 100 high-level officials including judges, prosecutors, parliamentarians, experts from international organizations, academics, students, and representatives of civil society and the private sector are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for the first Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law. The two-day meeting opened on Monday and seeks to promote the development and strengthening of environmental legislation, policies and institutions…

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  • Photo of New CCJ Judge sworn in

    New CCJ Judge sworn in

    The Honourable Mme. Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee was sworn in by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona as Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday at a ceremony at the Office of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Among those at the ceremony were the Honourable Mr. Justice Ivor Archie, Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago,…

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  • Photo of CCJ President: The Impact and Influence of The Magna Carta On Caribbean Law

    CCJ President: The Impact and Influence of The Magna Carta On Caribbean Law

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 25, 2015 (SKNIS): President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, recently presented a lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, which underscored the impact and influence of the Magna Carta on Caribbean law.   The lecture was in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter), a legal…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Countries Sued For Banning Entry Of Gays, Lesbians

    Caribbean Countries Sued For Banning Entry Of Gays, Lesbians

    Port of Spain, March 19: A Jamaican lawyer has filed a lawsuit in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) aimed at forcing the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize to scrap immigration laws that bar the entry of gays and lesbians. Legal representatives from Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Community made statements on Wednesday at a hearing on…

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  • CCJ hosts 7th Annual Law Moot tomorrow

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be hosting its 7th Annual International Law Moot this Friday 13th March, 2015, at its Headquarters in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Students from throughout CARICOM are set to participate in the competition which was established in 2009 to provide future law practitioners with the opportunity to further develop their research and advocacy skills in a real…

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  • Photo of Celebrate the Caribbean Court of Justice – and empower it

    Celebrate the Caribbean Court of Justice – and empower it

    Caribbean news. In just over a month – on 16th April 2015 – the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will mark the 10th anniversary of its inauguration.    The creation of the CCJ is arguably the single most important event in the history of the English-Speaking Caribbean since the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) by Treaty in 1973. In the words of…

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