CCJ RELEASES ITS 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
Written by George Grant on November 23, 2017
The Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), has announced the release of the Court’s annual report for the 2016-7 judicial year. The report, which is currently available on the Court’s website at ccj.org, covers the period from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017.
According to the CCJ President, “An annual report is an important instrument for ensuring transparency and accountability of any organization and I am pleased to share the work of the Caribbean Court of Justice with our stakeholders.”
The report provides an overview of the work of the Court including its judicial reform and community outreach activities, court performance, and the audited financial statements for 2016. Of note, a summary of each of the judgments delivered during the judicial year is included. Sir Dennis added, that the Court has, through its original and appellate jurisdictions, cemented several important principles of law; and, particularly during the past year, much of this judicial work has been supported by the application and refinement of comprehensive case management principles. This has resulted in no case backlog as at 31 July 2017.
Says the CCJ’s Registrar and Chief Marshal, Ms. Jacqueline Graham, “Each annual report details the commitment of our judges, staff, and stakeholders to upholding the commitment that we have made to the people of the region.” She encouraged the people of the region to become more aware of the work of the Court by reviewing the annual report, visiting the website, and viewing hearings online or at the Court’s headquarters in Port of Spain.