The Ministry of Legal Affairs in Grenada is preparing to conduct another referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) – two years after the electorate voted to reject the Trinidad-based court as the final appellate court.
According to a release from Caricom, on Monday, Attorney General Dr Lawrence Joseph confirmed that a draft amendment to the 2016 Constitution of Grenada (Caribbean Court of Justice and other justice-related matters) Bill was recently sent to the Grenada Bar Association for discussions and input.
“We have circulated that amended Bill to the Grenada Bar Association for discussion as part of the first step. After we receive comments from the Bar we will then have a wider discussion,” said Joseph, adding that the Bill also must be laid in the parliament for no less than 90 days before the referendum could be held.
The main purpose of the Bill is to amend the Constitution in order to enable accession to the CCJ as the final Court of Appeal instead of the United Kingdom-based Privy Council.