Charles Anderson first Jamaican judge for CCJ
Professor Charles Winston Anderson will be sworn in today to become the first Jamaican judge appointed to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
The swearing-in ceremony will be officiated by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at King's House.
Yesterday, Anderson, who resigned from his post as executive director of the Caribbean Law Institute Centre in the Law Faculty at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, told The Gleaner he was ecstatic but humbled to have been selected.
"I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues in the administration of justice in the region," he said.
Anderson, who takes up his appointment in Trinidad and Tobago next Monday, said his extensive knowledge and experience in international law would help him to serve the CCJ.
He was selected to the CCJ by the Trinidad-based Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission.
Born in Brittonville, St Ann, Anderson attended Ferncourt and St Andrew Technical high schools and has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the UWI. He also has a doctorate in philosophy in international and environmental law and has written extensively on both subjects.
Anderson was called to the Bar in England, Barbados and Jamaica.