|Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) celebrating 50th anniversary
February 16, 2017
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) which has jurisdiction in St. Kitts and Nevis and eight other OECS countries is celebrating of its 50th Anniversary.
The ECSC has planned a number of celebratory activities in the various Member States and Territories, including an Anniversary Lecture on February 27th 2017 in Antigua & Barbuda.
The lecture will highlight the Court’s challenges and opportunities along with the role that the Court played in the development of jurisprudence in the OECS region since its inception in 1967.
The theme for the 50th anniversary is "Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future”.
The Court, with headquarters in Castries, Saint Lucia, was inaugurated on 27th February 1967, replacing the Supreme Court of the Windward and Leeward Islands, which served the territories of the Eastern Caribbean, now members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), when the islands began their movement towards political independence from Britain.