CCJ judgment defends judicial independence in Belize

15 Feb 2017

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today dismissed an appeal in a matter BZCV2015/002 Bar Association of Belize v The Attorney General of Belize, concerning a perceived threat to the Belizean Court of Appeal’s judicial independence further to an amendment to the Constitution about the appointment and tenure of judges. While dismissing the claim, CCJ made strong recommendations for changes to the appointment and tenure of Justices of Appeal that would provide them with security of tenure and a selection process that was independent of the Government.  The Court recommended immediate adoption of those recommendations.

 

Access the full Media Release here – CCJ MEDIA RELEASE 07-2017