Caribbean Court of Justice as the Final Court of Appeal for Dominica


Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Dominica has been very instrumental in making the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) its final appeals court.

The Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in respect to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Government held on to the process for further consultations, by writing to a number of stakeholders in Dominica.

Mr. Skerrit said that he held discussions with the British High Commissioner last week and indicated to him that the British Government, will receive a formal letter from the Government of Dominica this week.

The CCJ was established in 2001, to replace the London-based Privy Council and also serves as an international tribunal, interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs CARICOM.

While most of the CARICOM countries have joined the CCJ in its original jurisdiction, only Barbados, Guyana and Belize are signatories to the appellate jurisdiction.

caribbean-court-of-JusticeSt. Lucia is also expected to join Dominica in making the CCJ its final court of appeal.

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