The President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), The Right Honourable Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, has issued the following statement:
“The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has noted the announcement by the Honourable Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, on his country’s accession to the CCJ’s Appellate Jurisdiction. The Court welcomes this historic move for the Eastern Caribbean State and anticipates the finalization of the legislative processes to make the CCJ Dominica’s final court of appeal.
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 trust and confidence in judicial services. ”
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is the Caribbean regional judicial tribunal established on 14 February 2001 by the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice.
The aim of the CCJ is to protect and promote the rule of law as a court of final appeal and as guardian of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas by guaranteeing accessibility, fairness, efficiency and transparency, delivering clear and just decisions in a timely manner.