Gabrielle Donique Elliott-Williams
The Caribbean Court of Justice as a Constitutional Court: Comparative Assessment of the CCJ's fulfilment of its functions of facilitating Caribbean Regional Integration and Self-definition
The Caribbean Court of Justice was established with a unique dual jurisdiction. It was envisioned as a site for regional integration and self-definition. The thesis will argue that the Court is engaged in an expansive governance project and that it is functioning in both jurisdictions as a constitutional court which is decidedly cosmopolitan in its outlook or approach. Using constitutional theory as a frame, the thesis will attempt to comparatively evaluate the Court’s efforts in either jurisdiction at fulfilling its integration and self-definition mandates; thereby providing an opportunity for critical evaluation of the dual-jurisdiction experiment.