CCJ Statement on Premature Unauthorised Public Disclosure of Result of a Judgment

The Caribbean Court of Justice, like some other apex courts, has a practice of sending advance copies of its judgments to all the lawyers representing the parties to a case. Typically, these advance copies are provided to each counsel within 24 hours of the formal issuance of the judgment. The intent is to give the lawyers an opportunity not to re-litigate the dispute but to comment on any perceived errors in the draft. The advance copies are clearly marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and counsel are warned to treat with them in the strictest confidence pending the delivery of the judgment.

To access the full media release here: Media Release 25_2022.