Strategic Planning for the Caribbean Court of Justice
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has been in existence since April 16, 2005 and is tasked with the twin roles of shaping and developing a Caribbean jurisprudence, and interpreting and applying the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that seeks to create a CARICOM Single Market and Economy. After completing its initial seven (7) years, the CCJ will now embark on a strategic planning exercise, with various activities, to allow the Court to take stock, evaluate and determine the approach for the next stage of its development.
The Court views stakeholder engagement as a critical element to this initiative. The First Regional Stakeholders’ Strategic Planning Session, will be one of a series of forums, which will be designed to encourage stakeholder participation in developing a roadmap for the CCJ. This session, on Thursday 1st March 2012, will include several regional judicial sector stakeholders including, the Conference of Heads of Judiciary and Chief Justices of the Caribbean, Presidents of the Bar Associations of CARICOM countries, representatives of labour and business of CARICOM countries, and representatives of civil society including Jamaicans for Justice and the United Nations entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.