For the record…

PRIVY COUNCIL
In ‘Caribbean Court of Justice set to replace Privy Council’ (page 2, 20 September), it was inaccurately reported that the appellate jurisdiction of the Privy Council would end in November 2004 with respect to Caribbean states. Although a new court is being launched, which has subsequently been delayed, the jurisdiction of the Privy Council will continue for the foreseeable future. It was also incorrect to state that the new court will have discretionary powers to hang prisoners. In fact, the new court will act as a final court of appeal in accordance with general domestic law, much as the Privy Council currently does.