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Jul 20, 2018

Special Sitting of the CCJ Held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders

A second Special Sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice was held today in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This was the first time that the C.C.J. sat in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the home country of the recently installed C.C.J. President, Justice Adrian Saunders. The Special Sitting was held to honor Justice Saunders who ascended to the post of presidency on July fourth. Having contributed greatly C.C.J.’s functions, today Justice Saunders vowed not to disappoint his colleagues and those who support him.


Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders SPEECH

“There are many who have invested their hopes and expectations in my success and that of the CCJ. I will not disappoint you. We shall not disappoint you. The CCJ has long since ceased to be just an idea; an idea that could be a good one or a bad one. The CCJ is a living court that has been dispensing justice for over thirteen years. The court has been very active during that time and served many cases. The judgments of these cases have all been posted on our website. And all our sittings, including this one, are live streamed to the world. Whether in defending the rights of Caribbean people under the CARICOM, or in advancing basic human rights or in safeguarding democratic values, the CCJ is already a pillar of our civilization, touching the lives and helping to shape the future of Caribbean people.”


Justice Saunders who has been a judge at the C.C.J. since 2005 succeeds Sir Dennis Byron.


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