Criminal Magisterial Bench Book to Provide Guidance for Magistrates

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Friday, July 6, 2018

 The Criminal Magisterial Bench Book, the first of its kind in the region, is an initiative of the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project. The Bench Book project, which commenced in 2016, is led by a Criminal Bench Book Committee comprising senior judicial officers and representatives of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the JURIST Project. When completed, it will serve as a practitioner tool for all magistrates across CARICOM and will contribute to region-wide judicial institutional strengthening. On Saturday March 17, 2018 delegates representing the magisterial bench of the Commonwealth Caribbean, gathered at the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to review the draft manuscript for the Bench Book. Details of the consultation are available at: