The Honourable Cajeton Hood, Attorney General of Grenada together with the Honourable Dame Janice Pereira, DBE, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will officially open the third in a series of collaborative workshops geared towards building awareness, momentum and consensus for the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project’s Third Year Work Plan.
The two day workshop is being hosted by the JURIST Project in collaboration with the judiciary of Grenada and the ECSC. It will take place on June 24 and 25 at the LIME Building, The Carenage.
Grenada follows on the heels of Jamaica and Barbados which were the first and second countries respectively to host this workshop. Other workshops are planned for Belize and Guyana among other countries.
These workshops are part of the Project’s participatory planning process and will bring together jurisdictional stakeholders at the national level, such as various levels of the judiciary, the Bar, court administration, mediation service providers, non-governmental and civil society organizations as well as other stakeholders from across the region where appropriate, to share knowledge, experiences and priorities linked to judicial reform.
The objective of these workshops is to develop the next work plan in a participatory manner, with a view to ensuring transparency and predictability in the implementation and timing of the Project’s proposed activities. The workshop will be facilitated by a strategic planning consultant.
ABOUT THE JURIST PROJECT
The JURIST Project is a five year regional Caribbean judicial reform initiative funded under an arrangement with the Government of Canada. The Project is being implemented on behalf of Global Affairs Canada and the Conference of Heads of Judiciary of CARICOM (the Conference), by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which was appointed by the Conference as its Regional Executing Agency (REA).The Project has been working with judiciaries in the region, for the past two years, to support their own efforts to improve court administration and strengthen the ability of the courts and the judiciary to resolve cases efficiently and fairly. The Project is currently being implemented in at least six countries and will be expanded to include other territories in the region. The overarching goal is to establish a judicial system that is more responsive to the needs of women, men, youths and businesses.