About the CCJ

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is the Caribbean regional judicial tribunal established on 14 February 2001 by the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice. The CCJ is intended to be a hybrid institution: a municipal court of last resort and an international court vested with original, compulsory and exclusive jurisdiction in respect of the interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.

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From concept to reality

Trace the history of the Caribbean Court of Justice, through a series of documents and significant milestones, to learn more about the CCJ's genesis to when it became inaugurated in 2005.

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Judges of the Court

There are currently seven CCJ judges, from the region and beyond, including the President of the Court. The Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice provides for a total of ten Judges.

Regional Judicial & Legal Services Commission

The RJLSC is an independent, non-political body of eleven persons who are responsible for the selection, hiring and discipline, and fixing the terms and conditions of employment of the Court's staff.

The Seal of the Court

The Official Seal, designed by two young Caribbean graphic artists, was subsequently crafted in brass and teak by renowned Caribbean chemist, metallurgist and jewelry, Gillian Bishop.

The Caribbean Academy for Law

The Caribbean Academy for Law is the educational arm of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and administered by a Management Committee under the ultimate authority of the President of the Court. The Academy is integral to the work of the CCJ and has as its main objectives the advancing of knowledge, training and research in the practical application of Law, especially International Law, and of the Administration of Justice in the Caribbean context.

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