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Conference Sponsors

The JURIST Project

The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project is a regional judicial reform initiative funded under an arrangement with the Government of Canada. The Project is being implemented on behalf of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) 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 ultimate goal of the Project is to establish a judicial system that is more responsive to the needs of women, men, youth and the poor. The Project has been implemented in five countries: Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana and Jamaica, and will include other territories in the region .

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Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA)

The Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) is an international agency founded in 1999 at the request of the Organization of American States (OAS) to support justice system modernization processes in the region.

JSCA offers technical assistance, training, studies and research in order to support modernization efforts designed to improve justice systems.

JSCA supports the CAJO Conference through the implementation of the “Improving Access to Civil Justice in Latin America” project, with technical and financial support from Global Affairs Canada. JSCA is headquartered in Santiago de Chile.

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United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime

Corruption in the justice system – whether actual or perceived – poses a real threat to confidence in the rule of law. With this in mind, boosting judicial integrity is an integral part of the Doha Declaration Global Programme. Under the Judicial Integrity component of the Global Programme, UNODC will develop and strengthen global guidance and technical materials. The organization will also provide bilateral and regional technical assistance to support judiciaries in the development and implementation of strategies, measures and systems to strengthen integrity and accountability in the justice system.

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Caribbean Court of Justice

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is one of the most unique courts in the world. Established in 2005, and currently led by the Rt Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, the CCJ functions as two courts in one. In its appellate jurisdiction it serves as a final court of appeal and in its original jurisdiction it protects the rights of citizens of the CARICOM states under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The CCJ employs various technological and administrative approaches to provide high quality justice, guaranteeing accessibility, fairness, efficiency and transparency.

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