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Agenda Day 1 – 28 September 2017

Agenda is in draft stage and is subject to amendment

07:15 AM - 08:30 AMREGISTRATION
07:15 AM - 05:30 PMNOMINATION TO EXECUTIVE

08:10 AM - 08:25 AM
Opening Ceremony
Chairman: Justice Mauritz de Kort

PROGRESSION OF FLAGS, HEAD TABLE AND HEADS OF JUDICIARY
NATIONAL ANTHEM
OPENING PRAYER
08:25 AM - 08:40 AMOPENING REMARKS
CAJO CHAIR, The Hon.
Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, JCCJ
08:40 AM - 08:50 AMGREETINGS
Minister of Justice of Curacao
08:50 AM - 09:00 AMWELCOMING REMARKS
The Hon. Chief Justice Mme Justice Eunice Saleh of Curacao
09:00 AM - 09:30 AMCULTURAL ITEM
09:30 AM - 09:35 AMINTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Rt. Hon.
Sir Dennis Byron,
President of the Caribbean Court of Justice
09:35 AM - 10:30AMKEYNOTE ADDRESS
Hon. Justice Denys Barrow
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMCOFFEE BREAK
11:00 AM - 11:15 AMJURIST PRESENTATION
11:15 AM - 12:30 PMPLENARY SESSION:
“INNOVATIVE, INDEPENDENT, RESPONSIVE-THE MODERN COURT"

Reflections on the work of Supreme Courts.

Chairperson: Justice Winston Anderson, Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice

Panelists: The Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, Justice Maarten Feteris, President of the Dutch Supreme Court in The Hague
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLUNCH
01:30 PM - 02:50 PMBREAKOUT SESSIONS
1. GENDER SENSITIVE ADJUDICATION

The panel (sponsored by UN Women) discusses ways in which judicial officers can enhance their adjudicatory skills by being gender sensitive.
2. RESPONSIVE APPROACHES TO SEXUAL OFFENCES

The panel (sponsored by the Commonwealth) discusses best practices for the treatment of sexual offences.
Chair: CJ Kenneth Benjamin
3. RESPONSIVE APPROACHES TO SEXUAL OFFENCES

The panel (sponsored by the Commonwealth) discusses best practices for the treatment of sexual offences.
Chair: Judge Sandra Oxner
Parish Judge Blake-Powell
02:50 PM - 03:10 PMCOFFEE BREAK
03:10 PM - 04:30 PMBREAKOUT SESSIONS
1. MAXIMISING THE USE OF STATISTICS AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Mr. Bevil Wooding
Ms. Cecile Hill
2. APPROPRIATE STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR IN A WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Mr. James Eaglin
Chair: Justice Dennis Morrison, President of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica

This workshop emphasises the importance of social media in assisting the judiciary to meet the goal of dispensing justice in a more transparent manner. The workshop will also focus on the unique challenges the bludgeoning world of social media poses for judges, court staff and their families.
3. The Art of Sitting: Enhancing Just Decision-Making through the Practice of Judicial Mindfulness
Justice Peter Jamadar
Chair: Sir Marston Gibson

Participants in this session will experience the practice and value of mindfulness and given techniques to be to apply Judicial Mindfulness in ways that can improve just decision making and enhance public trust and confidence in the judicial process.
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMMAGISTRATES' FORUM
The Magistrates Bench Book
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMREGISTRARS
AND COURT ADMINISTRATORS FORUM
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMRETIRED JUDICIAL OFFICERS' FORUM