Developments in the CCJ in the Application of International Law to Domestic Law Cases


  • Denys Barrow, SC Former Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Justice


The fundamental rights provisions in our various Constitutions of the Commonwealth Caribbean, being reflections of overarching principles of international human rights, have opened up our domestic law in a major way to the influences of international law. Decisions from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) show that Commonwealth Caribbean jurisprudence is now fully in step with developments in the wider world and not only draws upon, but contributes to these developments.