Yesterday a press release from Court Management Services informed the media and the public that the Constitutional Court would be delivering “its ruling in the challenge to sections of the National Identification and Registration Act, 2017 on [Friday] April 12, 2019 at 9:30am.”
In an unprecedented arrangement, an audio feed of the delivery of the ruling will be live streamed. There are three links to the live stream:
Supreme Court website: http://supremecourt.gov.jm/
Court Management Services website: http://cms.gov.jm/2019/04/10/live-judgment/
Parish Court website: http://www.parishcourt.gov.jm/
This ruling is a highly anticipated one of great public interest and Chief Justice Bryan Sykes is keeping the commitment he made at the end of the court case in October last year that the judgment would be delivered within 180 days.
The decision to live stream is also a very positive step towards increasing public understanding of court procedures, in strengthening transparency and hopefully in building greater trust in the justice system.
More to say after tomorrow….