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Agreement Establishing The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

Common Name: Agreement establishing CCJ

Objectives

This agreement aware that the establishment of the Court is a further step in the deepening of regional integration process, provides for the establishment of the CCJ and the memberships and establishment and seat of the court, establishment of the Regional Judicial and Legal Service Commission, tenure of office of judges, Constitution of the court, original jurisdiction of the court, appellate jurisdiction of the court, and enforcement, financial and final provisions.

Date opened for Signature: 2001/02/14

Date of ratification

Antigua and Barbuda (February 17, 2005) Barbados (July 22, 2002) Belize (November 27, 2002) Dominica (April 8, 2003) Grenada (June 26, 2003) Guyana (July 23, 2002) Jamaica (June 9, 2003) St. Kitts and Nevis (January 14, 2004) St. Lucia (July 5, 2002) St. Vincent (March 17, 2003) Suriname (June 9, 2003) Trinidad and Tobago (October 18, 2002)

Resolution /Withdrawal:

The following countries entered Reservations by way of Ratifications in accordance to Article XXV of the Agreement -Appellate Jurisdiction of The Court: Antigua and Barbuda Grenada St Vincent and The Grenadines Suriname

Entry into Force:

According to Article XXXV this agreement shall enter into force upon the deposit of Instruments of Ratification or Accession in accordance with Article XXXIV by at least three Member States of the Caribbean Community. Entered into force on July 23, 2002.