CCJ president attending conference in Australia

Monday, March 20, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is attending the four-day Commonwealth Law Conference in Australia yesterday.


A CCJ statement noted that Sir Dennis, in his role as chairman of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, will be the patron of the Commonwealth chief justices’ meeting during the conference.


The four-day conference, being held under the theme ‘Thriving in a global world: building on the rule of law’, will cover issues including cybercrime, migration, child protection, the growth of the Asia-Pacific region, and the future of the legal profession.


"For most of my judicial life I have championed two things — increasing the use of technology in courts, and the importance of education for judges. This conference will be attended by some of the finest minds in the legal profession, and I welcome the opportunity to share some of the knowledge that I have gathered and to learn from others," Sir Dennis is quoted as saying.


The CCJ, which replaced the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, said it is continuing with its efforts to increase the use of technology in courts and to champion judicial education.


Earlier this year, the CCJ rolled out an electronic court management system, Curia, which offers an e-filing platform, a case management module, and a court performance monitoring tool. Curia has the added advantage of being online so that it can be accessed anywhere.

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