SAN JUAN – The Caribbean Court of Justice announced Friday that the president of the Court of Appeal of Belize, Manuel Sosa, visited the CCJ headquarters to see the working process of the regional body.
The CCJ detailed in a statement that Sosa traveled to Port-of-Spain this week to participate in discussions with the court’s members, including presiding judge Dennis Byron.
Sosa also met with Trinidad and Tobago’s chief justice, Ivor Archie, and made a presentation to law students at the University of West Indies.
The Trinidad-based CCJ is the sole arbiter of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the Caribbean Community in 1973, and has exclusive jurisdiction over matters arising from violations of CARICOM statutes.
Belize is one of the 12 CARICOM member-states that are part of the jurisdiction of the CCJ, along with Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.