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CCJ to hear appeal on Election treating case

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will on Thursday hear arguments from lawyers in the 2014 Election Treating case.

Mervin John Baptiste, Antoine Defoe, and Edincot St. Valle filed complaints against all 15 elected candidates of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) after the 2014 general election claiming they were involved in “treating” leading up to the election; which the DLP won 15-6 against the United Workers Party (UWP).

In a 2-1 majority decision, the ECSC dismissed a high court decision that the magistrate did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter and remitted the matter back to the high court saying it had jurisdiction to hear the matter.

Anthony Astaphan is the attorney acting on behalf of the DLP candidates.

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