AuthorCheryl Thompson-Barrow

I owe a deep gratitude to the distinguished attorneys-general, ministers ofjusticejustices and registrars and senior court officials who participated in the meetings on final appellate and regional courts, spanning a period of four years. Their composite expertise and belief in the project of the Commonwealth Secretariat infused the discussions and findings with the utmost level of expertise and insight available. This is indeed most commendable. To all, I give my outmost thanks. In particular, I wish to acknowledge the delegations of the regional courts of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ); the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); the Supreme Courts of Canada, New Zealand, the Eastern Caribbean, Barbados and Jamaica; the High Court of Australia; and the Court of Appeal of Guyana. The use of the work emanating from the several meetings has made this text possible, along with the generous use of papers presented by thesejudges, registrars and senior officials.

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