Outgoing President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron says the court, which was established in 2001, to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, is currently poised to contribute to positive change in the social order of Caribbean societies.
Speaking at the 10th Annual CCJ International Law Moot Competition that was won by the Jamaica-based Norman Manley Law School on Friday, Sir Dennis said the CCJ’s contribution will be through the delivery of justice, which is “accessible, efficient and reflective of our values and mores”.
Sir Byron, who announced that he would be replaced by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines jurist, Justice Adrian Saunders, who has been with the CCJ from its inception, said the infrastructure is established and technology has been an agile resource.
“At Moot 2018, you have interfaced with our new case management system. All submissions were uploaded to CURIA and made accessible to the Bench and opposing teams. This was a cursory interaction which will be more fully utilised at the next Moot,” he said.
He said the advent of the use of this new software system in the Court has contributed to heightened efficiency.