Welcome to the CCAT Website

The Caribbean Community Administrative Tribunal (“CCAT”) was established by the Conference of Heads of Government on 27th February 2019 in St Kitts & Nevis. The CCAT is an impartial and independent judicial body that provides staff members of the CARICOM Secretariat and Institutions subject to the CCAT’s jurisdiction, with a forum for the adjudication of any employment disputes. After exhausting the internal dispute resolution mechanisms of their organization, staff members still aggrieved by the outcome will be able to appeal to the CCAT to settle their disputes. The establishment of the CCAT was important because the CARICOM Secretariat and Institutions, as international organizations, are eligible for diplomatic immunity in respect of lawsuits brought in national courts.  This left staff members/workers without access to an appropriate and effective judicial mechanism for pronouncing upon the legality  of regional organisations’ decisions which impact their staff/workers.