Letter: The CCJ cannot liberate us


Dear Sir:

In an address made in 2016 to a Trinidadian audience made up primarily of lawyers and intellectuals, Professor Richard Drayton posed several questions to his audience, which have not been repeated by Antiguans who are advocating for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Antigua’s intellectuals wax eloquently on ancillary matters, like cost and the qualification of judges. Not Professor Drayton. He realizes the issues are more complex and deserve serious contemplation. Pay attention to the questions he raises in a speech entitled, “Whose Constitution? Law Justice and History in the Caribbean”:

“…to what extent should Caribbean judges guide the interpretation of statutes towards the needs of present and future justice? How far, more generally, should the…

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