CCJ partners with the Judiciary of Trinidad & Tobago and the European Union to host judicial education workshop

On 18 May 2023, the Chief Justice, judicial officers of the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago, members of specialised courts and tribunals and other jurists joined the President and judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for a judicial sensitisation workshop on the CCJ’s referral process. This activity, which took place at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is part of a series of workshops being conducted regionally by the CCJ to improve knowledge of the CCJ’s Original Jurisdiction. Executed with financial support from the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund, this workshop focused on increasing awareness of the national courts’ duty to refer questions concerning the interpretation of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) and issues under the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) to the CCJ for determination in its Original Jurisdiction. The session comprised discussions and a group simulation exercise designed that allowed participants to determine what measures should a domestic court adopt when faced with a question of the application of the RTC.  The half-day session was facilitated by CCJ Judges Justices Winston Anderson and Jacob Wit and Dr Chantal Ononaiwu, Director of External Trade at the CARICOM Secretariat.

Access the full media release here: Media release 12_2023