Justice Winston Charles Anderson

A judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Honourable Justice Mr. Anderson majored in international and environmental law at Cambridge (1984-1988). After completing his BSc at the University of West Indies (UWI), he was among the first of the Chevening scholars (Chevening, 2015). He earned his PhD and returned to UWI where his career progressed from a professor of international law, to the position of Deputy Dean in the University’s Faculty of Law. During that time, he was also appointed Executive Director (Ag.) of the Caribbean Law Institute Centre (CLIC) for a year. He was also the general counsel of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on secondment from the University from 2003 to 2006.

By 2010, Justice Anderson was elevated to the Bench of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the first Jamaican member of that Court. In 2012, Justice Anderson was inducted as a founding member of the International Advisory Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  Shortly after, he was appointed member of the advisory commission on environmental law to the Organisation of American States (OAS). He also successfully led a Special Mission to Haiti that helped to formulate a solution to a constitutional and political impasse that avoided civil strife and allowed the country to enter a peaceful phase, preparing for Presidential elections.

Justice Anderson’s major publications include: The Law of Caribbean Marine Pollution (1997, Kluwer Law International); Elements of Private International Law (2003, Caribbean Law Publishers); and Private International Family Law (2005, Caribbean Law Publishers).

For more information, please refer to the following resources:
Sidney Sussex College Alumni, 2017: https://www.sid.cam.ac.uk/alumni/events/20130112
Caribbean Society for Law and Court Administration, 2016: http://www.calca-ccj.org/speakers/honourable-mr-justice-winston-charles-anderson
Chevening, 2015: http://www.chevening.org/alumni/justice-winston-anderson