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CCJ president says full members have greater access to justice than Jamaicans

The President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says while some regional countries that do not need a referendum to join the Trinidad-based court procrastinate, the people of Barbados, Guyana, Belize and Dominica enjoy greater access to justice at the highest level than Jamaicans currently do.
 
Delivering a lecture in Kingston on Monday night, Justice Saunders said the CCJ, which was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region's final court, has had a significant impact on the populations of those countries that are full members.
 
While most of the Caribbean countries are members of the Court's Original Jurisdiction, only Belize, Barbados, Dominica and Guyana are signatories to its Appellate jurisdiction. 


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