A 9-year regional justice sector reform project funded by the Government of Canada
LEGISLATION & TREATY DRAFTING
IMPACT Justice is seeking to strengthen legislation and treaty policy in the region through the drafting of model legislation to assist CARICOM Member States in implementing their legislative agendas. The Project also sponsors the training of legal drafters to increase the pool of professional legal draftspersons available to the region.
To improve legal services in the region, IMPACT Justice drafted a Model Legal Profession Bill which contains an updated code of ethics, strengthened disciplinary and accounting provisions and a regime for continuing legal professional development.
PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION
Under this component, IMPACT Justice is increasing citizens’ knowledge and awareness of their legal rights and of other areas of the law. We are undertaking several activities in this area which target men, women, boys and girls of all ages, and also businesses.
In order to make legal resources more accessible to citizens, IMPACT Justice has upgraded CariLaw, a database of regional caselaw (which is now marketed by JustisOne) and has established the Caribbean Law Review and West Indian Law Journal (WILJ) databases online.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Forms of ADR include negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. Due to the rising cost of litigation and the amount of time taken during the litigation process, IMPACT Justice is seeking to promote the use of ADR as it is a faster medium through which persons can have their disputes settled while at the same time helping to reduce the court’s backlog of cases.
IMPACT JUSTICE AND SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF JAMESTOWN COLLABORATE ON T-SHIRT ART COMPETITION
On December 3rd, 2022, the Soroptimist International of Jamestown with sponsorship from the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project hosted a T-Shirt Art Competition for 16 young girls selected from the Haynesville Community Group, Weston Commun
IMPACT Justice Partners With Soroptimist International of Jamestown on Purple Teardrop March
Every year Soroptimist International of Jamestown and other civic minded organizations come together, under the auspices of the Bureau of Gender Affairs to observe Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. All entities involved plan activities aimed at creating awareness, distributing
IMPACT Justice Sponsors Law for Small Business Workshop for Business Owners in the OECS
On November 11 and 12, 2022, the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project hosted the first two days of its Law for Small Business series of workshops at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus. Senior
IMPACT Justice Supports Eminent Caribbean Jurists Awards 2021: Honouring Pioneering Caribbean Women JuristsMap Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 12/10/2021 - 16/10/2021All Day Categories No Categories On October 12th, 2021,...
- Map Unavailable Date/Time Date(s) - 03/12/202212:00 am Location The Church of Jesus the Good Shepherd Categories...
- On December 3rd, 2022, the Soroptimist International of Jamestown with sponsorship from the Canadian Government funded...
- Every year Soroptimist International of Jamestown and other civic minded organizations come together, under the auspices...
- On November 11 and 12, 2022, the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the...