CCJ makes call to get on board

The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders
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(Barbados Nation)There’s no need to fear the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ability to dispense justice in the Region.

That was the prevailing sentiment yesterday as the regional court embarked on a outreach project with a Media Open Day live broadcast that not only highlighted landmark decisions but gave viewers a walk through of its operations at the Trinidad headquarters.

Last year, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda voted against switching to the CCJ as their final appellate court.

In its bid to win over the Region, the 14-year-old tribunal drew on a senator, lecturer, and its own line-up of respected jurists to push its cause as it beseeched other states to join Barbados, Guyana, Belize and Dominica as having it as their final court of appeal.

President Adrian Saunders said that to the often asked question as to why the regional states should have the CCJ as its final appellate court he had “not heard a single reason that persuades me that is a good idea to send final appeals of any of these countries to a tribunal other than the Caribbean Court of Justice”.

Read more at: Barbados Nation

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