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ECSC to celebrate its 53rd anniversary

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Court-connected mediation will be spotlighted by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) as it celebrates its 53rd anniversary on Thursday, February 27.

This focus seeks to inform persons in conflict and the wider community about the benefits of court-connected mediation, which is one of the services provided by the court.

The upcoming activities include a visit to the Community College where students and staff will be introduced to mediation through drama; and programmes on SVGTV on February 27 and 28 2020 at 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. respectively.

A team will also visit the Sandy Bay community on Saturday, February 29 to interact with residents. On Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1, congregants of the Kingstown Roman Catholic Church will be treated to brief talks on court-connected mediation during their services.

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court serves 9 countries comprising independent member states and British Overseas Territories. Magistrate’s Court and High Courts sit in each jurisdiction.

Appeals from those courts go to the Court of Appeal which sits in each jurisdiction on a rotating basis. The highest appellate court is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for all of those countries, except the Commonwealth of Dominica which has the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its apex court.

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