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No mechanism to enforce judgement in Myrie’s case – CCJ judge

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2014 | 8:38 AM

A judge with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has said there is no mechanism to enforce the judgement following the recent ruling in the case involving the Jamaican national Shanique Myrie.

Myrie successfully sued the Barbados government after she was refused entry into the island in 2011.

The CCJ awarded pecuniary damages in the sum of approximately J$3.6 million.

Speaking at the workshop for regional broadcasters on the regional integration Justice Ralston Nelson said there was no order to implement the court’s ruling.

He said there is also no power in the national laws for a CCJ order to be treated as a national order.

Speaking with the Caribbean Media Corporation after his two-and-a-half hour presentation, Justice Nelson said the situation is not one that is unusual.

He noted that the regional economic integration treaty is an aspect of international law and there are many tribunals that do not have coercive powers to enforce their judgements.

Justice Nelson said that in international law, the sanction is disapproval of other members and ultimately economic sanctions.


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