Sir Byron Touts CCJ’s track record
The President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Denis Byron believes the region should be proud of the impressive track record of the regional court in both its original and appellate jurisdictions.
Sir Byron was the guest of the Montserrat Bar Association which on Thursday hosted a debate on whether or not Montserrat should make the CCJ its final court of appeal instead of the Privy Council in England.
The CCJ President believes it is unfair to question the quality of the jurisprudence of the regional court as it has demonstrated the capacity to dispose well thought out and reasoned judgments.
Sir Byron also responded to the concern that the CCJ did not command the respect of regional governments which at times fail to comply with the courts decisions.