By Anthonio Dey: The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has arrived in Guyana for a significant event as it holds local sittings for the second time since its establishment in 2001. Antonio Dey provides more details on the upcoming proceedings.
The CCJ, comprising members of the court, has arrived in Guyana to conduct hearings that will take place at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Liliendaal, Georgetown. This marks a notable occasion for the court, holding local sittings in Guyana.
During the two-day session, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, the CCJ will hear five cases. Among these cases, two originate from the local jurisdiction of Guyana, while the others are from different countries within the Caribbean region.
The hearings will allow the parties involved in each case to present their arguments and legal submissions before the CCJ. Before making its rulings, the court will consider the evidence and legal principles relevant to each matter.
The presence of the CCJ in Guyana signifies the importance of the court’s role in the region’s legal framework and its commitment to upholding justice and the rule of law. It also allows for greater accessibility and engagement with the judicial process for the local population.