Politicians should stay out of Discussions over the Country’s final Court of Appeal

Professionals in select fields should lead the charge to determine whether Antigua and Barbuda should switch to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the country’s final Court of Appeal. That’s the view of a panel of experts who’ve reported that the process should be led by civic society rather than politicians.

Attorney at Law, Justin Simon QC was among those sharing this perspective on the matter on Sunday.  

Simon was supported by political commentator Peter Wickham, who went further saying that the advice from the United Progressive Party for people to vote with their conscience may have influenced the no vote in Antigua and Barbuda 2018 referendum. The result meant that the twin island nation retains London’s Privy Council as its final appellate court.

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