WHICH COUNTRIES FALL UNDER THE IMPACT JUSTICE PROJECT?
IMPACT Justice applies to thirteen (13) CARICOM Member States which are: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
HOW WILL IMPACT JUSTICE IMPROVE THE REGIONAL JUSTICE SECTOR?
The ultimate goal of the IMPACT Justice Project is enhanced access to justice benefitting men, women, youth and businesses in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). To achieve this, several activities are being undertaken under four IMPACT Justice programme components: (1) drafting model legislation as requested by CARICOM Governments and providing post-graduate training for legislative drafters; (2) upgrading the skills of members of the legal profession; (3) improving access to legal information by attorneys-at-law and the public; and (4) promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a means to address conflict in society.
IS IMPACT JUSTICE THE SAME THING AS IMPACS?
No. IMPACT Justice, which stands for Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean, is a five-year Canadian government funded justice sector reform project whose ultimate outcome is to enhance access to justice for the benefit of women, men, youth and businesses in the Caribbean. For more information, click here.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) is the agency charged with implementing CARICOM’s crime and security agenda and is part of the Regional Framework for Crime and Security.
IS IMPACT JUSTICE THE SAME THING AS JURIST?
No. Though IMPACT Justice and JURIST are five-year sister projects funded by the Government of Canada with the aim of addressing deficiencies in the regional justice system, they have different implementation agencies, mandates and focus countries.
IMPACT Justice is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre (CLIC) of the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, and addresses deficiencies outside of those directly related to the judiciary. It is a civil society project which serves thirteen CARICOM Member States.
The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project is being implemented from within the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and works with the judiciaries in select Caribbean countries to improve efficiencies in court administration. The focus countries for JURIST are Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING IMPACT JUSTICE ACTIVITIES?
You can visit our Events Page to learn more about our upcoming activities.
CAN ANYONE ATTEND IMPACT JUSTICE ACTIVITIES?
While some activities cater to the general public, other activities are directed towards targeted groups or persons nominated by their governments to attend. You can visit our Events Page to find out which of our upcoming activities are open to the public.
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