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The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

This body is comprised of Law Lords of the United Kingdom and hears appeals from the decisions of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica. The decisions are by way of advice to Her Majesty the Queen of England who is also Jamaica’s Head of State.

A treaty has been signed by the Government of Jamaica, which establishes a newly created Caribbean Court of Justice. This new court is intended to replace the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as the Final Appellate Court. The legislative framework for that new court is now being debated.