The Caribbean Court of Justice’s Annual International Law Moot Court Competition (CCJ) was inaugurated in March 2009 to encourage budding attorneys to become familiar with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, and other areas of International Law.
The purpose of holding the moot is in keeping with the Court’s stated original jurisdiction mission of “ensuring uniform interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, thereby underpinning and advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. In his welcome remarks on the occasion of the 4th annual moot competition. The Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, President of the CCJ, stated that the moot assists in “…building a regional cadre of lawyers and research practitioners who are actively engaged in the process of bringing the Treaty to life in Caribbean jurisprudence.” The rules under which the moot operates are set by the CCJ whose Judges also adjudicate the moot competition.
The Eugene Dupuch Law School were Moot Champions in 2010 and 2011 and are the current moot champions for 2014.
Other participating institutions are the Faculties of Law of the University of the West Indies, the University of Guyana, the University of Technology Jamaica, Aton de Kom University of Surinam, the Hugh Wooding Law School, FHR Lim a Po Institute and the Norman Manley Law School.