Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Human Resource Officer, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.View Artilce
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the post of Crown Counsel III within the Attorney General’s Chambers.View Artilce
Another year has swiftly gone by bringing us to yet another opening of the Law year, this time for 2015-2016. Our rotation through the islands has this year brought us to the beautiful “Spice Isle” of the Caribbean – Grenada, where this address is being broadcast to the other Member States and Territories live via simulcast.View Artilce
Claim No. MNIHCR2015/0005
Redhead, J. (Ag.)
Claim No. MNIHCV 2014/0004
Combie Marrtyr, J. (Ag.)
Claim No. AXAHCVAP2013/0003
Claim No. MINHCVAP2015/0001
Webster J.A. (Ag.)
Judicial officers of the ECSC ascribe to the ECSC Judicial Code of Ethics, as well as international best practices, as these are viewed as the hallmark, if not the safeguard of judicial integrity and accountability. Value 1 of the Bangalore principles of judicial conduct states:
“Judicial independence is a prerequisite to the rule of law and a fundamental guarantee of a fair trial. A judge shall therefore uphold and exemplify judicial independence in both its individual and institutional aspects.”
The men and women who make up our judiciary have made the commitment by the Oaths they have taken, to serve our “Member States and Territories by ensuring fair trials and upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability. The court’s vision statement, which can be found on the court’s web site, sets the standard of achievement for every judicial officer.
Judicial officers are keenly aware that they must espouse the highest standards of conduct – both in and out of court – as this is essential to the building of public trust and confidence in the judiciary. It is often a task for members of the public to fully appreciate and accept the concept of judicial independence in all its facets, unless judicial officers, by their conduct exemplify it. Only when this is done can judges effectively discharge, and be seen to discharge, their constitutional responsibility of providing justice fairly, impartially and accountably.
Chief Justice’s Opening of the Law Year Address 2014-2015