How is the Caribbean Court of Justice different from the Caribbean Court of Appeal proposed by Jamaica at the Sixth Heads of Government Conference?
The Caribbean Court of Justice is more than a court of last resort for Member States of the Caribbean Community. In addition to replacing the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the CCJ is vested with an original jurisdiction in respect of the interpretation and application of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the Caribbean Community. In effect, the CCJ exercises both an appellate and an original jurisdiction.
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