Assessing 10 Years of the Caribbean Court of Justice in its Appellate Jurisdiction: Encouraging signs of a Mature, Relevant Jurisprudence


  • Rose- Marie Belle Antoine The University of the West Indies


Ten years is not an exceedingly long time in the life of a court, especially a complex court such as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that has two distinct jurisdictions: the original jurisdiction - to treat with regional issues falling under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas; and an appellate jurisdiction - to hear appeals of law within the domestic legal sphere, involving a wide range of subject matters, whether that be criminal law, civil law, constitutional law, human rights and the like.