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CCJ sits in Belize for first time

April 22, 2015
CCJ sits in Belize for first time BELIZE CITY, 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 are being held in Courtroom 1, Supreme Court of Belize. This is the fourth itinerant sitting of the court, with previous sittings being held in Barbados...

On tenth anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of court's jurisprudence

April 18, 2015
On tenth anniversary, CCJ boasts of high quality of court's jurisprudence PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) celebrates ten years since it began its operations as the exclusive court for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy and as the court designed to replace the British Privy Council as the final court of appeal...

High ranking UK judge delivers guest lecture in the Cayman Islands

April 7, 2015
High ranking UK judge delivers guest lecture in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands judiciary and its legal fraternities last week hosted the highest ranking member of the British judiciary ever to visit the territory in that capacity. A justice of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, Lord Mance, was there as keynote speaker...

US institutions behind horrific human syphilis experiments, allege Guatemalan victims in lawsuit

April 4, 2015
US institutions behind horrific human syphilis experiments, allege Guatemalan victims in lawsuit BALTIMORE, USA -- Over 750 victims have sued the Rockefeller Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, alleging...

New CCJ judge sworn in

March 31, 2015
New CCJ judge sworn in PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Justice Maureen Rajnauth-Lee was sworn in by Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona as a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday at a ceremony in Port of Spain.  Carmona praised Rajnauth-Lee for her “selfless sacrifice”.

CCJ president reviews the impact and influence of the Magna Carta on Caribbean law

March 26, 2015
CCJ president reviews the impact and influence of the Magna Carta on Caribbean law BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir 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.

Small states to have say on rule of law and justice in post-2015 negotiations

March 24, 2015
Small states to have say on rule of law and justice in post-2015 negotiations LONDON, England -- Commonwealth law experts will meet in New York to ensure negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda reflect rule of law and justice perspectives of small states. The meetings will take place from 23-27 March 2015 during the UN’s third session of the post-2015...

Suriname takes part in Caribbean law moot competition

March 18, 2015
Suriname takes part in Caribbean law moot competition ARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On March 13, 2015, the FHR Lim A Po School of Law in Paramaribo participated in the seventh annual Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) International Law Moot Competition in Trinidad and Tobago. Suriname finished third, bringing prestige to the FHR Lim A Po School of Law.

CCJ Corner: CCJ rules in gas station dispute

March 18, 2015
CCJ Corner: CCJ rules in gas station dispute Mr Feizal Mohamed Amin (‘Mr Amin’), a gas station owner, had an agreement with Guyana Oil Company Ltd (‘Guyoil’), for Guyoil to supply him with petroleum and petroleum products. Guyoil claimed that between September 5 and September 28, 2005, Mr Amin failed to pay them for goods delivered.

Other OECS states urged to follow Dominica's CCJ example

March 10, 2015
Other OECS states urged to follow Dominica's CCJ example ROSEAU, Dominica (WINN) -- Having officially bid farewell to the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Dominica is now encouraging the rest of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to fully embrace the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as soon as possible.

CCJ Corner: CCJ says no to serial litigation

March 10, 2015
CCJ Corner: CCJ says no to serial litigation The case of Clyde Brown v Moore illustrates that an appeal does not mean ‘ask until you get what you want.’ Instead, in applications for special leave, the resources of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) are to be used by litigants who have a case that has some prospects of success.

Commentary: Celebrate the CCJ - and empower it

March 6, 2015
Commentary: Celebrate the CCJ - and empower it In just over a month – on 16th April 2015 – the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will mark the tenth 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...

Mediation programme aims to reduce backlogs in CARICOM courts

February 28, 2015
Mediation programme aims to reduce backlogs in CARICOM courts BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project is implementing its activities for increasing the use of mediation to assist courts in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries with reducing their case backlogs. The five-year, justice sector reform project...

Puerto Rico debt restructuring law thrown out by federal judge

February 9, 2015
Puerto Rico debt restructuring law thrown out by federal judge SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Puerto Rico law that would have forced investors in some public corporations to accept unfavourable restructuring terms has been thrown out by a US federal judge in a lawsuit brought by holders of power utility bonds. Judge Francisco Besosa of the US District Court...

Caribbean legal research information going digital

February 7, 2015
Caribbean legal research information going digital BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Access to regional legal information online is becoming a reality with funding from the government of Canada, through the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean Project (IMPACT Justice). The funding is a boost to justice sector reform and goes towards developing...

Appeal court discharges St Kitts-Nevis boundaries injunction

February 6, 2015
Appeal court discharges St Kitts-Nevis boundaries injunction BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal sitting in St Lucia on Thursday afternoon handed down its ruling in the boundaries change challenge by the opposition parties in St Kitts and Nevis and discharged the injunction granted earlier preventing the adoption of...

CCJ launches pilot project in Grenada

February 5, 2015
CCJ launches pilot project in Grenada PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), through the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project, in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, is embarking on a delay and backlog reduction pilot project for the Supreme Court of Grenada.

CCJ Corner: CCJ dismisses academic appeal

January 21, 2015
CCJ Corner: CCJ dismisses academic appeal The overriding need to preserve and protect the diverse ecosystems situated within the Bladen Branch Nature Reserve in Belize, fuelled the Ya’Axchè Conservation Trust’s call for the Court to re-examine the decision of the Court of Appeal of Belize. The Court of Appeal held that...

Commentary: CARICOM and intellectual property law and policy: What next?

January 19, 2015
Commentary: CARICOM and intellectual property law and policy: What next? The year 2015 has dawned as usual with the fanfare of greater things to come. Caribbean projects are in the pipeline, along with activities to enhance competitiveness and many gallant efforts by well-meaning non-governmental and international organizations. The research has shown...

Regional legal and judicial professionals join Cayman Islands judiciary

January 8, 2015
Regional legal and judicial professionals join Cayman Islands judiciary GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Two new judges with regional legal and judicial backgrounds were sworn in as judges in the Cayman Islands on Monday. They begin hearing matters in Grand Court on Thursday. Justice Ingrid Mangatal joins the Cayman judiciary from Jamaica.

Trinidad judge accused of misconduct

December 29, 2014
Trinidad judge accused of misconduct PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A high court judge in Trinidad and Tobago who, as a prosecutor, represented the state in the historic 2006 case against former Chief Justice Sat Sharma has now been accused of misconduct. Justice Carla Brown-Antoine has been reported to the Judicial and Legal Services...

New judge joins the Cayman Islands court of appeal

November 8, 2014
New judge joins the Cayman Islands court of appeal GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Sir Bernard Rix, a recently retired Lord Justice of Appeal with 20 years’ experience in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales, commenced sitting this week in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. As a barrister, judge, and more recently...

Bahamas to host family law conference

October 24, 2014
Bahamas to host family law conference NASSAU, Bahamas -- The second International Society of Family Law (ISFL) Caribbean Regional Conference will be held in Nassau, Bahamas, from November 19- 21, 2014. Justice Desiree Bernard, retired judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice, will speak at the opening ceremony on...

More than 1,100 additional Haitian cholera victims join UN lawsuit

October 15, 2014
More than 1,100 additional Haitian cholera victims join UN lawsuit NEW YORK, USA -- As calls for the United Nations to admit liability and compensate the victims of the Haitian cholera epidemic continue, attorneys for the victims in a proposed class action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn, New York, announced on Tuesday that more than 1,100 additional plaintiffs...

Trinidad court dismisses constitution motion

October 8, 2014
Trinidad court dismisses constitution motion PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- High Court judge Justice Frank Seepersad has dismissed as premature a constitutional motion filed by the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) challenging the constitutionality of the Constitution Amendment Bill in Trinidad and Tobago. The government has therefore scored a victory.

New Cayman Islands court of appeal judge appointed

August 14, 2014
New Cayman Islands court of appeal judge appointed GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- An advocate and judge, who is widely known in the Caribbean and elsewhere in the Commonwealth for his advocacy for the rights of citizens against government actions, has been appointed to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Sir George Newman was sworn in on Monday.

Dominica parliament approves Caribbean Court of Justice; Antigua to hold referendum

July 3, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica (WINN) -- The Dominica Parliament has approved the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court. The parliament late on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the constitution to facilitate the move. Only elected members were allowed to vote on the issue.

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