Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

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History

14 Feb 2001, Barbados, on signature of Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice, at 12th inter-sessional meeting of Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, within Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Came into force 23 July 2003; inaugurated 16 Apr 2005, Port-of-Spain (Trinidad-Tobago). First proposed by Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations (OCCBA), Mar 1970, and again Apr 1970 at 6th Commonwealth Caribbean Heads of Government, by Jamaican delegation. West Indian Commission endorsed proposed Caribbean Court of Appeal without qualification, 1989.

Aims

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.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory.

Structure

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Languages

Dutch, English, French.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 12 countries
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Subjects *

  • Law
    • Tribunals, Courts
  • Peace
    • Justice

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F3668

Last News Received

22. Mar 2017
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