The appellate jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be Saint Lucia’s final appeals court.
The Saint Lucia government says having the CCJ as Saint Lucia’s final appeals court will eliminate the prohibitive fees associated with the Privy Council and make justice more accessible and more affordable for Saint Lucian citizens.
On February 28, 2023 a 3/4 majority of the Lower House, anchored by Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre, passed the historic Bill to amend the Constitution of Saint Lucia to allow the country to part ways with Britain’s Privy Council and accede to the appellate jurisdiction of the CCJ.
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SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister