The Agreement Establishing the CCJ was signed by the Prime Ministers or Presidents of 12 CARICOM states.
- Antigua & Barbuda;
- St. Kitts & Nevis;
- St. Lucia;
- St. Vincent & The Grenadines;
- Suriname; and
- Trinidad & Tobago.
Because their leaders have signed the Agreement, these countries are referred to as contracting parties to the Agreement Establishing the CCJ.