Government Not Giving Up on CCJ

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Tuesday 8th May, 2018 –Government has indicated its intention to revive the campaign to make the Caribbean Court of Justice Antigua and Barbuda’s final court of appeal, replacing the London based Privy Council.

A major education campaign about the court was launched in 2016.

Though the planned move received bi-partisan support in some instances, it eventually fell through after the main opposition party was blamed for stagnating the process by failing to offer its recommendations for constitutional reform.

Last week, Cabinet spokesperson Melford Nicholas told reporters it is only a matter of time before the plan is again placed on the front burner.

Minister Nicholas is optimistic that this time all concerns will be addressed when government moves forward once more to replace the Privy Council.