Fightback against CXC
The legal fightback by a group of students against the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Government of Barbados is under way.
Lawyers representing more than 60 students and a host of concerned parents have filed in the Supreme Court for leave to appeal and a draft notice of appeal to have a High Court decision from last month overturned.
The legal team also filed a constitutional motion, the basis of which is that CXC’s immunity from legal action is in breach of the students’ and Barbadians’ constitutional right to protection of the law, as it precludes access to the court for resolution of disputes not just for students, but for anyone in Barbados who might have an issue against CXC.
“An example of that is that if you walked on to CXC’s compound and fell into an open, unsecured well, you can’t sue them for damages for your injuries. So you have no protection against CXC’s breaches of duty toward you,” lead attorney for the students and concerned parents, Liesel Weekes, told the DAILY NATION. (BA)
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