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The CCJ and the Revised CARICOM Treaty

By Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee and Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community, CARICOM The institution of a regional court is embedded as an important creature of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas symbolizing a key element in dispute settlement framework among CARICOM Member States. I am advised that efforts to “replace the Judicial Committee …

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Reparations Commission Makes a Case to move to the CCJ

Making an informed choice, The Caribbean Court of Justice or the Privy Council National Coordinating Committee, responsible for the education campaign ahead of the CCJ referendum As Antigua and Barbuda continues its education campaign ahead of a referendum to decide whether to move to the Caribbean Court of Justice, Dorbrene O’Marde, Chairman of the Reparations Commission responds to Lord Neuberger’s …

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Analyst says the CCJ will bring justice to the ‘common man’

Social commentator Arvel Grant said he’s looking forward to the people choosing the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) over the Privy Council when they vote on a referendum scheduled for later this year in Antigua & Barbuda. Click to listen: Grant said such a move will be beneficial to the “common man” seeking justice. “My hope is the people of …

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The Chamber of Commerce examines how the CCJ impacts the business community

The Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast Forum in Collaboration with the National Coordinating Committee on the CCJ education campaign examined the Impact of the CCJ on the Business Community. The event was held Thursday, 7th April, 2016, Time: 8:30 AM, Venue: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Attorney E Ann Henry QC was one of the featured speakers. Please see attached audio:

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CCJ judge pledges impartiality

Justice David Hayton who sits on the Caribbean Court of justice, assures impartiality on the bench, as he rejects suggestion of bias and Caribbean fears of political interference. Please see audio attached:  

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Launch of Public Education on the CCJ (Prime Minister’s Speech)

March 10th, 2016 Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams; President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Hon. Justice Dennis Byron; Acting High Court Judge, the Hon. Justice Pearletta Lanns; Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Baldwin Spencer; Moderator and Attorney General, the Hon. Steadroy Benjamin; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sir Gerald Watts; Members of both Houses of Parliament, …

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NCC Chairman wants debate on CCJ to be non partisan

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 3rd, CMC – The chairman of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Privy Council public education campaign, Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry, is appealing for public discussions on the issue void of partisan politics. Henry said he attended a panel discussion organised by the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union …

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Privy Council stretched, after Lord Neuberger

That the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom Privy Council (‘UKPC’) over Caribbean countries should be abolished has long been advocated; by some Caribbeaners, like myself,1 and by some others;2 on several grounds. The costs of appealing to UKPC are prohibitively beyond the reach of some ninety-five percent of Caribbeaners, denying them access to final appellate justice. Also, as UKPC judges …

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