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IMPACT Justice

An 8-year regional justice sector reform project funded by the Government of Canada

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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.
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LEGAL PROFESSION

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.
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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.
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LEGAL DATABASES

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.
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ADR

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.
MONTSERRAT LAND REGISTRY RECORD DIGITIZATION COMMENCES
MONTSERRAT LAND REGISTRY RECORD DIGITIZATION COMMENCES
‘Brades- January 31st, 2022’- On February 1st – 5th, 2022 the Canadian Government funded IMPACT Justice Project will commence the digitization of Montserrat’s Land Registry Records. Professor Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice will be on island during this period to ov
IMPACT JUSTICE HOSTS MEDIATION SENSITIZATION TRAINING FOR JUDGES
IMPACT JUSTICE HOSTS MEDIATION SENSITIZATION TRAINING FOR JUDGES
Barbados- January 10th, 2022– Between January 3 and 7, 2022, the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project hosted a 5-day mediation sensitization workshop for the judges of the Barbados Supreme Court. Three Justices of Appeal, 10 High Court Jud
IMPACT JUSTICE HOSTS INSOLVENCY TRUSTEE TRAINING
IMPACT JUSTICE HOSTS INSOLVENCY TRUSTEE TRAINING
Barbados- December 9th, 2021– On December 8th and 9th, 2021, the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project sponsored a two-day virtual workshop via Zoom for regional Judicial Officers, Insolvency Trustees, Attorneys-at-Law and Accountants on th

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