CCJ delegation for Grenada constitutional reform talks
A delegation from the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is due here today as Grenada pushes ahead with plans for constitutional reform.
One of the issues being debated here is having the CCJ, established in 2001, replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court.
A CCJ delegation, including retired judge Madam Justice Bernard, Queen’s Counsel Martin Daly, Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commissioner and Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, representative of the Barbadian Bar Association, will meet with various stakeholders, including Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell as well as officials from the public and private sectors.
They will also participate in a series of public education fora leading up to the referendum on Grenada’s accession to the appellate jurisdiction of the CCJ.
A government-appointed committee has been holding discussions nationwide on the CCJ issue and a special town hall meeting will take place on Wednesday.
The statement quoted Legal Affairs Minister Elvin Nimrod as telling a recent forum in Bequia that the CCJ has been designed to be more than a court of last resort for the Caribbean Community.