Apart from the official inauguration that is planned for Government House, in Basseterre, for Thursday 1st September, 2011, members of the CCJ will be engaged in various meetings across the federation.
Included in this series of discussions is a Media Workshop and Press Conference that is slated for Tuesday 30th August, at the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies, starting at 9:00am.
Amongst those expected to participate as resource persons, in this working session, are Justice Anderson, Justice Wit, P. Pierre, R. Permanand, C. Bernard, S. Brown, J. Chee Alloy.
This comes as part of a sensitization program being undertaken by the CCJ to ensure that Caribbean citizens are better informed about the workings of the court.
Incoming President, Sir Dennis is of the view that the CCJ is well positioned to enhance access to justice for all Caribbean people.
“The indisputable fact is that the CCJ will give ordinary folk with cases that raise fundamental points of law and legal policy, a much greater opportunity to explore a second level of appeal, than at present. In more technical terms, the CCJ will improve access to justice in the region in the sense that it is very likely that many more people will bring cases before the CCJ than go to the Privy Council because it will be accessible to ordinary citizens with matters of public importance and which are necessary to be aired in order to develop Jamaican and by extension, Caribbean jurisprudence,” opined Sir Dennis earlier this while addressing the Jamaica Bar Association.
Sir Dennis will become only the second person to assume the high office of CCJ President, replacing the former head, Justice de la Bastide.