CCJ Convenes the First Hemispheric Meeting of Regional Courts

26 Sep 2022

From 22-23 September 2022, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) convened the First Hemispheric Meeting of Regional Courts (FHMRC) at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad. Under the theme “The Rule of Law and International Justice”, the FHMRC brought together judicial heads from the Central American Court of Justice, Court of Justice of the Andean Community, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights along with academics and policymakers from The University of the West Indies, CARICOM Secretariat, iCourts, University of Perou and University of A Coruna. Special guests and participants over the two days were the Hon. Mr Justice Ivor Archie, Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago, Justice of Appeal, the Hon. Mme Justice Mira Dean-Armorer and former President of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Anthony Carmona. This historic two-day meeting included plenary sessions focusing on Compliance and Enforcement of International Judgments, Institutional Arrangements of International Courts, The Relationship with Domestic Courts, and The Referral Obligation.  A Declaration was prepared and adopted by all regional courts present and is accessible via the link hereunder:

First Hemispheric Meeting of Regional Courts of the Americas Port of Spain Declaration. (English)

First Hemispheric Meeting of Regional Courts of the Americas Port of Spain Declaration (Spanish)

Access the full media release here: Media release 22_2022