“The CCJ-from concept to reality”. Radha Permanand Deputy Registrar and Deputy Marshal Caribbean Court of Justice. History. 4 th Anniversary: April 16 th 2009 The Caribbean Court of Justice has been called by other names: early 1970’s Caribbean Court of Appeal 1
Deputy Registrar and Deputy Marshal
Caribbean Court of Justice
( 19th Heads of Government Conference - Saint Lucia)
1 The Representative Committee of Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations 1972
8th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government :
Proposal by Trinidad and Tobago for the establishment of Caribbean Court of Appeal as final appellate Court for Member States of the Caribbean Community ….in place of Privy Council.
The CCJ has one very unique aspect that distinguishes it from other Courts and that is its peculiar hybrid jurisdiction:
Barbados and Guyana have filed 47 matters in the CCJ.
The CCJ has delivered several judgments and five of them appear in Volume 69 of the West Indian Reports 4
4Barbados Rediffusion Service Ltd v. AshaMirchandani (No.1), 69 WIR 35, Barbados Rediffusion Service Ltd v. AshaMirchandani (No.2), 69 WIR 52, Griffith v Guyana Revenue Authority, 69 WIR 320, Attorney General v Joseph and Boyce, 69 WIR 104, Cadogan v R (No.2), 69 WIR 249
3rd April 2008 1st OJ matter filed.
(interim judgment issued 22nd July, 2008. )
4th July 2008 2nd OJ matter filed
11th Dec 2008 3rd OJ matter filed
Treaty Matters including
Rights conferred by the Treaty