JAMAICAN APPOINTED JUDGE OF THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE

A Jamaican Lawyer, Professor Winston Charles Anderson, has been selected as a Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice by the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission.

Professor Anderson will assume duty on 15th June 2010, when he will be sworn in by His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen at a special ceremony at King’s House.  Professor Anderson replaces the Honourable Mr. Justice Duke E. E. Pollard, who retires from the Bench on 10th June 2010.

Professor Anderson, who resides in Barbados, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies and a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in International and Environmental Law from the University of Cambridge. He has been called to the Bar successively in England, Barbados and Jamaica.

He has for most of his career been a member of the Law Faculty of the University of the West Indies.  He was appointed Lecturer in 1994, Senior Lecturer in 1999, and was made Professor in 2006.  He spent a year as a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield between 1994 and 1995, and a year as a Senior Lecturer on Fellowship at the University of Western Australia in 1996.

Professor Anderson served on secondment from the University as General Counsel of the Caribbean Community for three years, between 2003 and 2006.  On his return to University duty at Cave Hill, he was appointed Executive Director of the Caribbean Law Institute Centre (CLIC), a position which he still holds.

Professor Anderson has written extensively on International Law, Private International Law and Environmental Law. His major publications include The Law of Caribbean Marine Pollution, Elements of Private International Law and Private International Family Law.

Professor Anderson is married and has three children.