Chapter 003:09 - Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice

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LAWS OF GUYANA
PROTOCOL TO THE AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE
CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE ACT
CHAPTER 3:09
Act
17 of 2004
1 – 8 ... 1/2012 (inclusive) by L.R.O.
Pages Authorised
Current Authorised Pages
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Note
on
Subsidiary Legislation
This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.
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CHAPTER 3:09
PROTOCOL TO THE AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING
THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Protocol given the force of law.
SCHEDULE – Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean
Court of Justice.
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17 of 2004 AN ACT to enable the implementation by Guyana of the
Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean
Court of Justice.
[23RD JULY, 2002]

Short title.

Interpretation.

Schedule

Protocol given
the force o f law
1. This Act may be cited as the Protocol to the
Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice Act.
2. In this Act “Protocol” means the Protocol to the
Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice,
signed at Montego Bay, Jamaica on 4th July, 2003, the text of
which is set out in the Schedule.
3. The Protocol shall have the force of law in Guyana.
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5.2 .
SCHEDULE
PROTOCOL TO THE AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE
CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE RELATING TO THE
JURIDICAL PERSONALITY AND LEGAL CAPACITY OF
THE COURT
The Contracting Parties:
Noting that the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Court
of Justice (hereinafter referred to as “the Agreement”) entered
into force on 23 July 2002;
Conscious that Article VI of the Agreement confers on the
Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (hereinafter
referred as “the Commission”) full juridical personality,
including in particular, full capacity to contract;
Aware that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the
Contracting Party in whose territory the Seat of the Caribbean
Court of Justice (hereinafter referred to as the “the Court”) is
situated, in accordance with Article III (4) of the Agreement,
intends to conclude an Agreement relating to the Seat of the
Court and Headquarters of the Commission:
Desirous of conferring on the Court full juridical personality
and legal capacity.
Have Agreed as follows:
ARTICLE I
JURIDICAL PERSONALITY AND
LEGAL CAPACITY OF THE COURT
1. The Court shall have full juridical personality.

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2. Each Contacting party to the Agreement shall,
in its territory, accord to the Court the most extensive legal
capacity accorded to legal persons under its municipal law.
3. In any legal proceedings, the Court shall be
represented by the Registrar of the Court.
4. Each Contracting Party to the Agreement
shall take such action as is necessary to make effective in its
territory the provisions of this Article and shall promptly
inform the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community of
such action.
ARTICLE II
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
OF THE COURT AND THE COMMISSION
The President of the Court shall conclude with
the Government of Trinidad and Tobago an Agreement
relating to the Seat of the Court and the Headquarters of the
Commission setting out, inter alia:
(a) the terms respecting the facilitation of the
administration and operation of the Court
and the Commission; and
(b) the privileges and immunities to be accorded
to the Commission and its members, the
Court, the Judges and officers of the Court,
parties, their counsel and other persons
required to appear before the Court.
ARTICLE III
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS PROTOCOL
AND THE AGREEMENT
This Protocol shall be read as one with the
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Agreement.
ARTICLE IV
SIGNATURE
This Protocol shall be open for signature by the
Contracting Parties to the Agreement.
ARTICLE V
ENTRY INTO FORCE
This Protocol shall enter into force on signature by
the Contracting Parties to the Agreement.
ARTICLE VI
ACCESSION
1. Any Contracting Party to the Agreement may
accede to this Protocol.
2. Instruments of accessories shall be deposited with
the Secretary-General who shall transmit certified copies to
the Governments.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned representatives,
being duly authorised by their respective Governments or
Institutions, have signed this Protocol.
DONE at on the day
of
2003

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Signed by
for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on the
day of 2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of Barbados on the day of
2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of Belize on the day of
2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica on
the
day of 2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of Grenada on the day of
2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
on the day of 2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of Jamaica on the day of
2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of Montserrat on the day of
2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis on the day of
2003 at

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Signed by
for the Government of Saint Lucia on the day of
2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the
day of 2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of the Republic of Suriname on the
day of 2003 at
Signed by
for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on the
day of 2003 at
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