Dominica’s CCJ Accession Ceremony Today

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President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Rt. Hon. Sir Denis Byron

President of the Caribbean Court of Justice Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron and other Judges of the Court will attend the ceremony to mark the accession of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the Appellate Jurisdiction of the CCJ today, Friday 6 March 2015.

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque will also attend the Ceremony which will be held at the Dominica State House Conference Centre at Roseau, from 10:00 am.

In a Statement in the run-up to today’event, the CCJ President said the Court welcomed Dominica’s historic move and was ready to  become the final court of appeal to  the country’speople.

“While being accessed by only three other Caribbean States, the CCJ’s Appellate Jurisdiction is quite robust as it has produced close to ninety percent of the Court’s judicial output. With ten years already on its heels, the CCJ stands ready to serve the people of Dominica in providing greater accessibility to final justice in a manner that engenders the public’s thrust and confidence in judicial services,” Sir Denis said in his statement.

Today’s accession ceremony will be streamed live at

[su_box title=”The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)” style=”soft” box_color=”#54c0f0″]The CCJ was inaugurated on 16 April, 2005 in Trinidad and Tobago where it is headquartered. Its central role is providing legal certainty to the operations of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). It is structured to have two jurisdictions – an original and an appellate. In its original jurisdiction it ensures uniform interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, thereby underpinning and advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. As the final court of appeal for Member States of the Caribbean Community it fosters the development of an indigenous Caribbean jurisprudence[/su_box]



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