Caribbean Court of Justice
Strategic Plan 2013-2017
Responsive, Innovative, Inspirational
Message from the
President of the CCJ
To the Citizens of the Caribbean Community:
sound strategic concept is the foundation of every eﬀective organisation. This is particularly essential for an organisation as unique as the Caribbean Court of Justice. The Court’s
mandates are novel and its vision yet to be completely
achieved. The complex needs and expectations of the signatory nations must be aligned in a single structure that consistently does justice in individual cases and is seen to do so by those it serves.
On behalf of the Caribbean Court of Justice, we are pleased to present “Responsive, Innovative, Inspirational: The Caribbean Court of Justice Strategic Plan, 2013-2017”. This Plan deﬁnes a strategic direction for the Court over the next ﬁve years. It will guide court decision making over that time to ensure that our resources are applied in the most eﬀective manner in achieving our Mission and Vision.
The plan identiﬁes seven strategic issues upon which the Court will focus. These issues reﬂect important problems and opportunities that must be addressed if we are to successfully accomplish our mission to provide the people of the region with “accessibility, fairness, eﬃciency, transparency and authoritative judicial decisions” while promoting the rule of law in the Caribbean Community.
These issues are accompanied by a set of goals and strategies aimed at providing targeted guidance to court staﬀ and
performance information to court stakeholders. In addition, the plan identiﬁes a set of priority actions that are both urgent and important, some of which are already being addressed.
While the plan was developed to include new strategic
initiatives, many of the goals and actions included in the plan have been underway for some time. This plan will facilitate our eﬀorts to coordinate and enhance ongoing initiatives as well as to undertake new ones. It will assist us in achieving the
alignment of all court resources, processes and practices with our strategic priorities.
Under the direction of the President and Court Executive
Administrator (CEA), the Strategic Planning Leadership Team
developed the Plan based on feedback received from a
comprehensive set of region-wide surveys, focus groups,
workshops, interviews and data sources. Now that the plan is complete, the SPLT will coordinate, monitor and ensure its
eﬀective implementation. Division-speciﬁc operational plans or MAPs (management action plans) will be developed to ensure
the achievement of the court-wide goals.
The Caribbean Court of Justice Strategic Plan is the result of eight months of hard work by the Court’s Strategic Planning Leadership Team (SPLT). The SPLT is a group of CCJ judges and executive staﬀ chaired by the Hon Mr Justice Adrian Saunders.
Its members include the President Rt Hon Sir Dennis Byron, Hon Mr Justice Jacob Wit, CEA Master Christie-Anne Morris-Alleyne, Deputy CEA Mrs Wendy Lewis-Callender, Registrar Ms Paula
Pierre, Court Financial Comptroller Mr Larry Ramoutar, and
Strategic Planning Coordinator Ms Seanna Anisette. We are
indebted to this group for their leadership and sustained eﬀort to include as many people as possible in the Court’s strategic planning process.
The Plan reﬂects the results of an extensive outreach eﬀort by the Court to gather the views, perceptions and expertise of those who are served by the CCJ. It also reﬂects the substantial knowledge and professional opinions of those who serve the
justice system -- our judiciary, court personnel, justice system partners and civil society. The Court received input from
numerous individuals and beneﬁtted greatly from the rich
diversity of ideas and views expressed by our stakeholders. To all who contributed to this participatory process, I extend a
heartfelt thank you.
Finally, I wish to aﬃrm to the citizens of the region our...
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