February 18, 2010

Lecture - The Role of the CCJ

Source: Dominica News Online

Published 17.2.10

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Dominica, in collaboration with the Dominica Bar Association, is pleased to announce another public lecture on a topical matter in the lives of the people of the region and Dominica.

The Lecture will take place on Thursday, February 18, 2010 commencing at 6:00 pm at the Conference Room of the Garraway Hotel in Roseau, Dominica. Two distinguished academics from the Law Faculty of The University of the West Indies will make presentations on the acceptance of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction. The presentations are part of a regional information effort regarding acceptance of the CCJ throughout the region.

Professor Winston Anderson will present on Dominica’s delinking from the Privy Council and accepting the CCJ in its appellate jurisdiction and Professor Simeon C R McIntosh’s presentation will be on the philosophical justification for the court. Jointly, the paper is titled, “Constitutional Authorship and the Inscription of Caribbean Nationhood: The Role of the CCJ”.

A former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, Professor McIntosh has taught courses in Conflict of Laws, Federal Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law, Remedies, Jurisprudence, and Constitutional Theory and Civil Procedure. He holds the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Columbia University School of Law, New York N.Y.; the Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C.; and the B.A. in English from York University, Toronto, Canada.

Professor Anderson in 1999 became Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies on indefinite tenure. He was appointed Executive Director (Ag) of the Caribbean Law Institute Centre for the academic year 2000-2001.

He was appointed to the position of the General Counsel of the Caribbean Community Secretariat on secondment from the University of the West Indies, 2003-2006. In 2006 he was appointed Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies. Professor Anderson’s major publications include, The Law of Caribbean Marine Pollution, published by Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 1997; Elements of Private International Law (2003, Caribbean Law Publishers); and Private International Family Law (2005, Caribbean Law Publishers).

Following his return to the Faculty of Law in 2006, Professor Anderson was appointed Executive Director of the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, a position he holds at present.

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